Low cost ammonia sensor for agricultural emissions

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,999.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
2012-00184
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
2012-00184
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
8.4
Solicitation Number:
USDA-NIFA-SBIR-003497
Small Business Information
1550 PACHECO ST, Santa Fe, NM, 87505-4634
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
607619223
Principal Investigator:
DavidBomse
(505) 216-5015
dbomse@mesaphotonics.com
Business Contact:
DanielKane
CEO and Founder
(505) 216-5015
djkane@mesaphotonics.com
Research Institute:
Stub




Abstract
Ammonia gas that is emitted from agriculture can create health problems for workers and, surprisingly, for people far from the agricultural operation. Once released into the air, the ammonia undergoes a series of chemical reactions that lead to small particles (known as PM2.5) that are inhaled deep into people's lungs. Those particles can trigger asthma and are linked to increased risk of heart attacks. It is important, therefore, to keep track of ammonia emissions. But, existing ammonia measurement methods are expensive and often do not work well at agricultural sites that are often very dusty. Mesa Photonics plans to develop reliable and inexpensive ammonia analyzers that are suitable for use in agriculture.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

Agency Micro-sites


SBA logo

Department of Agriculture logo

Department of Commerce logo

Department of Defense logo

Department of Education logo

Department of Energy logo

Department of Health and Human Services logo

Department of Homeland Security logo

Department of Transportation logo

Enviromental Protection Agency logo

National Aeronautics and Space Administration logo

National Science Foundation logo
US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government