Catalytic Control of Low Concentration Complex EmissionsEPA Contract Number: 68D00253
Title: Catalytic Control of Low Concentration Complex Emissions
Investigators: Yadav, Tapesh
Current Investigators: Yadav, Tapesh , Miremadi, Bijan
Small Business: Nanomaterials Research Corporation
EPA Contact: Manager, SBIR Program
Project Period: September 1, 2000 through March 1, 2001
Project Amount: $70,000
RFA: Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) - Phase I (2000) RFA Text | Recipients Lists
Research Category: Air Quality and Air Toxics , SBIR - Air Pollution , Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)
Description:Low concentration complex emissions, which are a mixture of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and toxic air pollutants (TAPs), are of significant concern. They are emitted by fuel storage facilities, paint booths, small shops, defense/paramilitary facilities, and other entities. Often, these sources are located close to densely populated neighborhoods. The Phase I objective is to use a recently discovered technology, such as an electric current stimulated catalysis, to address this problem at a very low cost. During Phase I, Nanomaterials Research Corporation will establish the proof-of-concept of the technology. The Phase II objective will seek to optimize the technology and produce prototypes for customer qualification. Phase III will commercialize the technology.
Control of low concentration complex emissions is needed to improve our Nation's quality of life by reducing smog and pollution. The proposed technology is expected to be easily implementable and very cost effective for mass application.