Sensors for Metal Vapor and VOC Emissions

EPA Contract Number: 68D70035
Title: Sensors for Metal Vapor and VOC Emissions
Investigators: Xu, Charlie
Small Business: Nanomaterials Research Corporation
EPA Contact: Manager, SBIR Program
Phase: I
Project Period: September 1, 1997 through March 1, 1998
Project Amount: $70,000
RFA: Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) - Phase I (1997) RFA Text |  Recipients Lists
Research Category: Ecological Indicators/Assessment/Restoration , SBIR - Monitoring , Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)


Major improvements in process control, compliance monitoring, and objective environmental decisionmaking could be made if accurate, rugged, and affordable sensors were available. Of particular interest are environmental sensors that can continuously and quantitatively determine both toxic metal vapor emissions and organic compound emissions from complex matrix sources such as power plants, incinerators, cement kilns, and smelters. The Molecular Sensors Division of Nanomaterials Research Corporation (NRC) seeks to address this need and demonstrate and commercialize novel sensors from proprietary materials. This technology would enable continuous, optimal, and reliable operation of processes aimed at preventing pollution at the source. During Phase I, NRC will demonstrate the proof-of-concept.

Supplemental Keywords:

small business, SBIR, air emissions, monitoring, pollution prevention., RFA, Scientific Discipline, Air, Toxics, Ecosystem Protection/Environmental Exposure & Risk, Chemical Engineering, air toxics, Environmental Chemistry, Chemistry, VOCs, Monitoring/Modeling, Environmental Monitoring, Engineering, Environmental Engineering, vapor metallic emissions, metal vapor emissions, metallic emissions, sensor

Progress and Final Reports:

  • Final