Awards

$100K

Wide Temperature Range Hybrid Energy Storage Device

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: 10-1-X7.01
Budget: 01/01/11 - 12/31/11
PI: Christopher L Marotta

This proposal concerns the fabrication of a hybrid battery capacitor (HBC) using Eltron's knowledge gained in battery and capacitor research. Energy storage systems are sought for use in remote robotic systems for planetary surface operations. HBCs offer improved performance while minimizing costs.Eltron has developed two different technologies ...

$100K

Process for Removal of Microcontaminants from Municipal Water

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Health & Human Services
Topic: PA-09-080
Budget: 09/23/10 - 02/28/12
PI: Dr. James H. White

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): It has been found that pharmaceuticals and over-the-counter medicines are present in drinking water supplied to at least 41 million Americans. Concern exists over the long-term health effects that will result from ingesting antibiotics, anticonvulsants, mood stabilizers, sex hormones and other drugs. Gender-r...

$99K

Graded AlN/Al2O3 Precursor and Methods to Passivate Micro-Channel Coolers

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Topic: SB101-014
Budget: 06/01/10 - 12/15/10
PI: Joel Thompson

Commercially available micro-channel coolers for high power laser diodes utilize copper's high thermal conductivity and ability to be micro-machined. Unfortunately, these coolers suffer from flow erosion and corrosion by the cooling fluid. Copper's ability to conduct electrical charge furthers the corrosion process and requires the use of deioni...

$400K

Regenerable Ethylene Removal

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Department of Agriculture
Topic: 8.13-2010
Budget: 01/01/10 - 12/31/10
PI: Erick J. Schutte

Fresh fruit, vegetables, and flowers are transported and stored in refrigerated containers. As the produce ripens, ethylene gas is produced, which further ripens the product and can lead to premature spoilage. Most fruits and vegetables emit ethylene gas which promotes ripening. Certain species, such as apples and bananas, produce more ethylene ...

$100K

A Compact Integrated System for Air Capture of Atmospheric CO2

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 22 D-2010
Budget: 01/01/10 - 12/31/10
PI: Dr. James H. White

Although means currently exist to capture CO2 from combustion and other sources, capture at atmospheric levels is difficult. Once captured, CO2needs to be released in concentrated form and sequestered: e.g., it can be buried under ocean water or in underground vaults, or it can be reacted with basic metal oxides to form metal carbonates. CO2 may...

$90K

Retrofit Emissions Control Technology for Agricultural Diesel Sources

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Agriculture
Topic: 8.4-2010
Budget: 01/01/10 - 12/31/10
PI: Dr. James H. White

Agricultural equipment powered using hydrocarbon fuels emit VOCs, CO, soot, particulates, and NOx. However, controlling and reducing these emissions can impose a heavy economic burden on farmers and the agricultural industry. For example, equipment powered by two cycle engines cannot economically employ catalytic converter technology for highway...

$150K

Recovery Act - Electromechanical Dewatering of Paper Pulp for Increased Energy Efficiency

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 10 C-2010
Budget: 01/01/10 - 12/31/10
PI: Dr. Jason M. Stotter

Paper production is an energy intensive business. Dewatering alone accounts for a significant portion of the energy cost of paper production; 4-5 million Btu are required per ton of pulp processed. Dewatering is carried out first by mechanical dewatering, and then by evaporation, which occurs when the paper web is rolled over multiple heated rol...

$1MM

Molecular Separations Using Micro-Defect Free Ultra Thin Films

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 27 B-2010
Budget: 01/01/10 - 12/31/10
PI: Dr. Richard A. Bley

Gasification can provide the best path for development of power based on clean coal, as well as conversion of coal to other fuels and specialty chemicals. However, development of clean coal technologies requires carbon capture. To accomplish this, more efficient methods of CO2 separation from other gases are required. Current methods for separ...

$1MM

Unconventional High Temperature Nanofiltration for Produced Water Treatment

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 26 B-2010
Budget: 01/01/10 - 12/31/10
PI: Dr. Wayne E. Buschmann

The recovery of oil and natural gas in the United States, especially from unconventional sources, is often limited by economic and environmental impacts of water co-produced during the extraction process. Innovative and cost-effective produced water treatment methods are needed to improve the economic viability of unconventional reserves, partic...

$100K

Heterogeneous Photocatalytic System for Water Remediation

Phase 1 STTR

Agency: Department of Health & Human Services
Topic: PA-08-051
Budget: 09/01/09 - 08/31/10
PI: Joel Thompson

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): We have defined a Phase I program for establishing a system that will destroy pharmaceuticals in drinking water by leveraging Eltron's PeroxEgen" and proprietary photocatalysts which will be developed in Phase I research. PeroxEgen" is an H2O2 and peracetic acid (PAA) generating device that is nearing commerc...

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