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Sensor for Monitoring of Particulate Emissions in Diesel Exhaust Gases

Award Information
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Branch: N/A
Contract: EP-D-09-012
Agency Tracking Number: EP-D-09-012
Amount: $69,807.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 2009
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
9 Hubbard Rd.
Amherst, NH 03031
United States
DUNS: 625147132
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Christopher White
 Chief Technical Officer
 (650) 510-0720
Business Contact
 Richard Slocum
Title: General Manager
Phone: (603) 791-4370
Research Institution

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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