Electrochemical Ammonia Monitor for Agricultural Operations

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$399,498.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
90460
Agency Tracking Number:
2010-01864
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
8.11
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
89 RUMFORD AVE, Auburndale, MA, 02466
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
066594979
Principal Investigator:
MouradManoukian
Program Manager
(781) 529-0527
mmanoukian@ginerinc.com
Business Contact:
AnthonyLaConti
Chief Executive Officer
(781) 529-0501
alaconti@ginerinc.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Ammonia emissions from extensive agricultural operations such as livestock (beef, dairy, poultry, swine and horses) have gained much attention in recent years due to the adverse effects of these emissions on public health and outdoor air quality. Ammonia is considered an important pollutant due to its role as a precursor in fine particulate matter formation and its impact on ecological nitrogen balance. Therefore, various federal agencies such as the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) have shown strong interest and support to develop, test and verify appropriate ammonia monitoring instrumentation. There is a wide range of potential applications for an inexpensive and selective ammonia monitor because of the impact of ammonia on human health and the need to control ammonia emissions to the atmosphere. These applications include environmental, chemical industry, automotive and medical diagnostic. In this Phase II program the emphasis will be placed on design and development of a low-cost, compact monitor for accurately and rapidly detecting ammonia released to the environment from agricultural operations such as livestock (beef, dairy, poultry, swine and horses).

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