Sensor for Monitoring of Particulate Emissions in Diesel Exhaust Gases

Award Information
Agency:
Environmental Protection Agency
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$69,807.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
EP-D-09-012
Award Id:
85994
Agency Tracking Number:
EP-D-09-012
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
9 Hubbard Rd., Amherst, NH, 03031
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
625147132
Principal Investigator:
Christopher White
Chief Technical Officer
(650) 510-0720
cjwhite@activespectrum.com
Business Contact:
Richard Slocum
General Manager
(603) 791-4370
rick@activespectrum.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Active Spectrum, Inc. proposes a novel, low-cost soot sensor for on-board measurement of soot emissions in diesel exhaust gases. The proposed technology is differentiated from existing method by excellent sensitivity, high specificity to carbon particulates, and robustness to fouling by accumulated soot. Potential commercial applications of the real-time sensor include diesel emissions reductions by servo control of the engine timing in response to sensor readings. Active control of the engine timing to reduce soot provides for a new or additional technique to meet emissions standards for PM10 and PM2.5, beyond conventional approaches using diesel particulates filters. Industrial applications include real-time monitoring of particulate emissions from boilers, power plants, and marine diesel engines.

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