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Sensor for Monitoring of Particulate Emissions in Diesel Exhaust Gases

EPA Contract Number: EPD09012
Title: Sensor for Monitoring of Particulate Emissions in Diesel Exhaust Gases
Investigators: White, Christopher
Small Business: Active Spectrum, Inc.
EPA Contact: Manager, SBIR Program
Phase: I
Project Period: February 1, 2009 through July 31, 2009
Project Amount: $69,807
RFA: Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) - Phase I (2009)
Research Category: Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)

Description:

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 methods 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.

Publications and Presentations:

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Supplemental Keywords:

small business, SBIR, EPA, particulate emissions, soot emissions, diesel exhaust, real-time sensor, carbon particulates, exhaust gases, sensor, diesel emissions reduction, particulate matter, PM10, PM2.5, emissions standards, real-time monitoring,

Progress and Final Reports:
2009 Progress Report

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