FIELD-PORTABLE INSTRUMENTATION FOR METAL ANALYSIS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$50,000.00
Award Year:
1992
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
17506
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Farachem Technology Inc
300 East Auburn Ave, Springfiled, OH, 45505
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
() -
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
FIELD-PORTABLE INSTRUMENTATION SUITABLE FOR ONSITE METAL ANALYSIS IS NEEDED. SUCH INSTRUMENTATION SHOULD PERMIT (1) ANALYSIS IN REAL TIME, (2) SIMULTANEOUS DETECTION OF VARIOUS METALS, AND (3) DETECTION LEVELS DOWN TO PARTS PER BILLION. IN PHASE I, THE SUITABILITY OF AN ELECTROCHEMICAL MEASUREMENT CONCEPT TO ACHIEVE THESE PERFORMANCE CHARACTERISTICS WILL BE ESTABLISHED. PHASE I CONSISTS OF THE FOLLOWING TASKS: (1) USE OF PLATINUM MICROELECTRODES TO STUDY DETECTION OF SELECTED METALS; (2) FABRICATION OF MICROSENSOR BAND ELECTRODE ARRAYS; AND (3) EVALUATION OF THE MICROSENSOR BAND ELECTRODE ARRAYS. FUTHERMORE, IT WILL BE DEMONSTRATED THAT THE ELECTRODE CONFIGURATION USED IN THIS INSTRUMENT IS ECONOMIC TO MANUFACTURE.

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