Low Cost Optical Ammonia Monitor

Award Information
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Branch: N/A
Contract: 2011-00288
Agency Tracking Number: 2011-00288
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: 8.4
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
SEARCHLIGHT SENSORS
1220 Village Way, Suite E, Santa Ana, CA, 92705-4750
DUNS: 826944238
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Daniel Oh
 President
 (714) 547-7896
 danieloh@slsensors.com
Business Contact
 Daniel Oh
Title: President
Phone: (714) 547-7896
Email: DanielOh@SLSensors.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
Ammonia is a toxic gas with a strong odor that is produced naturally in the biological degradation of organic matters and animal waste. Currently available ammonia sensors are either sensitive but too expensive or affordable but not able for an unattended, long term monitoring. Searchlight Sensors proposes to develop a low cost, small ammonia monitor with sufficient sensitivity and time response for the air quality monitoring inside the livestock confinement houses. We anticipate our ammonia monitor will be useful in smart ventilation control systems of animal confinement buildings, ammonia leak monitoring in fertilizer manufacturing plants and ammonia-based commercial refrigerated storage.

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