Inexpensive Ethylene Monitor for Use with Perishable Commodities

Award Information
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 2007-00140
Amount: $350,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
220 RESERVOIR ST STE 32, Needham Heights, MA, 02494
DUNS: 809963895
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 James Kane
 Vice President
 (781) 449-2284
 jkane@polestartech.com
Business Contact
 Karen Carpenter
Title: President
Phone: (781) 449-2284
Email: kcarpenter@polestartech.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The Phase II effort is to be conducted to complete the development of a new ethylene monitor with a detection limit at or below critical levels for storage of perishable commodities. The research effort will help with the development of a new ethylene monitor for use with control systems to regulate ventilating and/or scrubbing of the atmosphere within storage and transport contains to minimize damage to perishable commodities during these operations. The proposed monitor could also be used in establishing optimal levels of ethylene during controlled de-greening of harvested fruits and vegetables.

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