SBIR Phase I: Spectral photoionization detector (SPID): real-time, in situ detection and identification of volatile organic compounds using electron spectroscopy

Award Information
Agency: National Science Foundation
Branch: N/A
Contract: 0945167
Agency Tracking Number: 0945167
Amount: $149,999.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: BC
Solicitation Number: NSF 09-541
Small Business Information
7 Tenney Road, West Orange, NJ, 07052
DUNS: 139119759
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Mark Denning
 PhD
 (973) 731-6281
 mark@lenterra.com
Business Contact
 Mark Denning
Title: PhD
Phone: (973) 731-6281
Email: mark@lenterra.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
This SBIR project proposes to develop a new technology for the detection and identification of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) using a portable instrument. Spectral photoionization detection technology will be used to identify VOCs based on their electron energy spectra. This is a useful application because existing photoionization detectors can not identify individual VOCs present in a gas stream. The broader/commercial impact of the proposed project will be the ability to detect and identify individual VOCs in the atmosphere or at emission sources. This can be useful in atmospheric monitoring programs, hazardous materials management, control of fugitive emissions, etc. A cost-effective technology will be beneficial to society in maintaining ambient air quality, and in preventing hazardous conditions.

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