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Small Business Innovation Research: FY89 - FY03 Awards: Pollution Prevention


Name and Address of Awardee

Title of SBIR Project

Phase I Award

Phase II Award

Total

FY

$

FY

$
POLLUTION PREVENTION
Membrane Technology and Research, Inc.
1360 Willow Road, Suite 103
Menlo Park, CA 94025-1516
(415) 328-2228
Hydrocarbon Recovery from Petroleum Transfer Operations

1989

$50,000

1990

$150,000

$200,000

Science Ventures, Inc.
8909 Complex Drive, Suite E
San Diego, CA 92123
(619) 292-7354
High-Speed Recycling Process for Phosphate Industry Waste

1989

$50,000

1990

$149,007

$199,007

American Research Corporation of Virginia
542 First Street
P.O. Box 3406
Radford, VA 24143-3406 (703) 731-0655
Robotic Inspection of Crude Oil Carrier Tanks

1990

$50,000

1991

$150,000

$200,000

AVCA Corporation
5855 Monroe Street
Sylvania, OH 43560 (419) 885-2822
Liquid Metal/Cold Metal Bond Enhancement in a Magnetostrictively Stressed Substrate

1990

$50,000

     
EMEC Consultants
R.D. 3, Roundtop Road
Export, PA 15632 (412) 325-3260
Suppression of Cyanide Formation in Hall Process Potlining

1990

$50,000

1991

$150,000

$200,000

MAIS, Inc.
P.O. Box 1033
Hettinger, ND 58639 (701) 567-4531
Automated Mixing and Application of Agricultural Chemicals

1990

$46,275

     
Science Ventures, Inc.
8909 Complex Drive, Suite E
San Diego, CA 92123 (619) 292-7354
Valuable Products from Coal Burning Wastes

1990

$50,000

1991

$149,110

$199,110

Basic Bio Systems, Inc.
2837 Fort Missoula Road
Missoula, MT 59801 (406) 728-0260
A Natural Oat-Derived Oil Spill Dispersant

1991

$47,000

     
Briggs Nursery, Inc.
4407 Henderson Boulevard
Olympia, WA 98501 (206) 352-5405
Elimination of Fertilizer Discharge from Greenhouse and Nursery Container-Grown Plants

1991

$50,000

     
Chemical and Metal Industries, Inc.
4701 Dahlia Street
Denver, CO 80216 (303) 320-6151
In-Plant Reduction of Hazardous Waste Generation in the Fluorocarbon Industry

1991

$49,876

1992

$150,000

$199,876

Guild Associates, Inc.
4089 North Leap Road
Hilliard, OH 43026 (614) 876-5252
Novel Chemical Process for Bleaching De-Inked Pulp

1991

$49,712

     
IonEdge Corporation
1713 Hull Street
Fort Collins, CO 80526 (303) 223-0665
Environmentally Safer Zinc-Cadmium Alloy Dry Plating as a Substitute for Cadmium Electroplating

1991

$46,918

1992

$150,000

$196,918

Oxley Research, Inc.
25 Science Park
New Haven, CT 06511 (203) 786-5390
Electrolytic Regeneration of Acid Copper Chloride Etchant

1991

$49,985

1992

$150,000

$199,985

Sea Sweep, Inc.
3331 South Monaco Parkway,
Suite B
Denver, CO 80222 (303) 759-8118
Develop Biodegradable, Non-Toxic, Oleophilic Hydrophobic Sorbent for Oil Spill Cleanup (Phase I)/ Research and Development of a New, Non-Toxic Absorbent for Hydrocarbons and Chemicals (Phase II)

1991

$50,000

1992

$150,000

$200,000

Covofinish Company, Inc.
P.O. Box 145
North Scituate, RI 02857 (401) 568-9191
Recovery of Metals from Aqueous Waste Streams via Electrolytic Recovery Utilizing a Fluidized Powder Cathode

1992

$49,800

     
Drake Engineering, Inc.
690 Ronda Road
Helena, MT 59601 (406) 458-9288
Recuperative Thermal Screw Contaminated Soil Cleaning System (CSCS)

1992

$50,000

     
Fusion Systems Corporation
7600 Standish Place
Rockville, MD 20855 (301) 738-0022/251-0300
Mercury-Free High CRI Efficient Lamp

1992

$49,781

1993

$148,996

$198,777

Guild Associates, Inc.
4089 North Leap Road
Hilliard, OH 43026 (614) 876-5252
An Aqueous-Based, Sulfur-Free Pulping Process

1992

$49,983

1993

$150,000

$199,983

IonEdge Corporation
1713 Hull Street
Fort Collins, CO 80526 (303) 223-0665
Environmentally Safer Zinc-Cadmium Alloy Dry Plating as a Substitute for Cadmium Electroplating (Phase I)/ Elimination of Hazardous Waste via Advanced Composite Dry Plating System (Phase II)

1992

$49,998

1993

$150,000

$199,998

Jet Process Corporation
25 Science Park
New Haven, CT 06511 (203) 786-5130
Elimination to Toxic Effluent and Metallizing Process Waste via Jet Vapor Deposition

1992

$50,000

1993

$150,000

$200,000

KSE, Inc.
P.O. Box 368
Amherst, MA 01004-0368 (413) 549-5506
Waste Reduction Through Benzene-Free Polymerization Technology

1992

$49,127

1993

$149,949

$199,076

Xxsys Technologies, Inc.
4619 Viewridge Avenue
San Diego, CA 92123 (619) 974-8200 (ext. 22)
Development of an Ultrasonic Prototype Instrument to Replace an Environment-Polluting Measurement Practice in the Composite Materials Industry

1992

$50,000

1993

$150,000

$200,000

ChromatoChem, Inc.
2837 Fort Missoula Road
Missoula, MT 59801-7407 (406) 728-5897
Extraction of Copper and Zinc from Mixed-Metal Cyanide Solution Using Solid Phase Extraction

1993

$50,000

     
IonEdge Corporation
1713 Hull Street
Fort Collins, CO 80526 (303) 223-0665
Selective Elimination of Waste in a Metal Finishing Operation

1993

$50,000

1994

$165,000

$215,000

Membrane Technology and Research, Inc.
1360 Willow Road, Suite 103
Menlo Park, CA 94025-1516 (415) 328-2228
In-Process Recycling of Acetic Acid from Dilute Aqueous Waste Streams

1993

$50,000

     
Membrane Technology and Research, Inc.
1360 Willow Road, Suite 103
Menlo Park, CA 94025-1516 (415) 328-2228
A New Membrane Process for Air Pollution Minimization in Chlor-Alkali Plants

1993

$50,000

1994

$165,000

$215,000

Resource Recycling & Remediation, Inc.
800 Vinial Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15212 (412) 323-1733
Development of Ink Recycling Process Technology

1993

$49,993

     
Veritay Technology, Inc.
4845 Millersport Highway
P.O. Box 305
East Amherst, NY 14051 (716) 689-0177
Unique, On-Site Destruction of Transformer Askarels Using a Low-Temperature, Mild Chemical Method

1993

$49,999

     
Dame Engineering, Inc.
6740 Ashwood Road
Woodbury, MN 55125 (612) 738-7591
Pollution Prevention Pump

1994

$55,000

     
Faraday Technology, Inc.
3155 Research Boulevard, Suite 105
Dayton, OH 4520 (513) 252-2113
Novel Process for Hard Chromium Plating from Non-Toxic Trivalent Chromium (Cr(III)) Plating Bath

1994

$54,648

1995

$219,788

$274,436

Implant Sciences Corporation
107 Audubon Road
#5 Corporate Place
Wakefield, MA 01880 (617) 246-0700
Environmentally Acceptable Substitute for Chrome Plating

1994

$54,957

     
Membrane Technology and Research, Inc.
1360 Willow Road, Suite 103
Menlo Park, CA 94025-1516 (415) 328-2228
Monomer Removal from Latex Emulsions

1994

$55,000

     
Faraday Technology, Inc.
3155 Research Boulevard, Suite 105
Dayton, OH 45420 (513) 252-2113
In-Process Recycling of Plating Wastes

1995

$64,416

1996

$224,344

$288,760

Faraday Technology, Inc.
3155 Research Boulevard, Suite 105
Dayton, OH 45420 (513) 252-2113
Electroplating from Additive-Free Electrolytes

1995

$64,597

     
Lynntech, Inc.
7610 Eastmark Drive, Suite 105
College Station, TX 77840 (979) 693-0017
Electronics Industry Waste Stream Reduction

1995

$65,000

     
Membrane Technology and Research, Inc.
1360 Willow Road, Suite 103
Menlo Park, CA 94025-1516 (415) 328-2228
An Innovative Membrane and Membrane Process for In-Process Recycling of Chromium Metal Within Chrome-Electroplating Operations

1995

$65,000

     
Brighton Technologies Group, Inc.
3356 Gano Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45220 (513) 751-8089
Plasma Processes for Pretreatment of Metal Surfaces

1996


$69,006

1997

$224,654

$293,660

Chemat Technology, Inc.
19365 Business Center Drive,
Suite 8 and 9
Northridge, CA 91324 (818) 727-9786
Low-Cost, Environmentally Benign, Non-Chromated Corrosive Resistant Coatings

1996

$70,000

1997

$225,000

$295,000

Chemat Technology, Inc.
19365 Business Center Drive,
Suite 8 and 9
Northridge, CA 91324 (818) 727-9786
Sol-Gel Derived Composite Coating as a Surface Pretreatment for Aluminum Alloy Adhesive Bonding

1996

$70,000

     
Nanomaterials Research Corporation
2849 East Elvira Road
Tucson, AZ 85706-7126
(520) 294-7115
Solvent-Free Production of Performance Ceramics

1996

$70,000

1997

$225,000

$295,000

Sigma Labs, Inc.
10960 North Stallard Place
Tucson, AZ 85737 (520) 575-8013
Surface Functionalization of Packaging Films To Promote Adhesion of Aqueous-Based Inks

1996


$70,000

1997

$225,000

$295,000

Brimstone Pipe Company
6843 NW Trail Ridge Drive
Johnston, IA 50131
(515) 276-9610
Manufacturing Methods for Sulfur Concrete Sewer Pipe

1997

$70,000

1998

$225,000

$295,000

Continuum Dynamics, Inc.
P.O. Box 3073
Princeton, NJ 08543-3073
(609) 734-9282
Using Scrap Tires To Save Up to 100 Million Dollars Per Year by Mitigating Bridge Flood Damage

1997

$69,931

     
Material Innovation, Inc.
130 Woodridge Place
Leonia, NJ 07605-1625 (201) 944-8160
The Development of a Biodegradable Hydraulic Fluid

1997

$70,000

     
Membrane Technology and Research, Inc.
1360 Willow Road, Suite 103
Menlo Park, CA 94025-1516
(650) 328-2228
Novel Membranes for In-Process Recycling of Hydrocarbon Feedstocks in Oxygen-Oxidation Processes

1997

$70,000

1998

$225,000

$295,000

Membrane Technology and Research, Inc.
1360 Willow Road, Suite 103
Menlo Park, CA 94025-1516
(650) 328-2228
In-Process Recycling of Monomer from Purge Streams in Polyethylene and Polypropylene Plants

1997

$70,000

     
Nanomaterials Research Corporation
2620 Trade Center Avenue
Longmont, CO 80503
(303) 702-1672
Hazardous Metal-Free Color Pigments

1997

$70,000

1998

$225,000

$295,000

TDA Research, Inc.
12345 West 52nd Avenue
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033-1917 (303) 422-7819
A Long-Life, Low-Cost Sorbent for the Conversion of HCl to Chlorine

1997

$70,000

1998

$225,000

$295,000

Bend Research, Inc.
64550 Research Road
Bend, OR 97701-8599 (541) 382-4100
A Liquid Absorbent for In-Process Recycling of Ethylene from Purge Streams

1998

$70,000

     
Chemat Technology, Inc.
9036 Winnetka Avenue
Northridge, CA 91324
(818) 727-9786
Development of an Environmentally Benign Primer for Metal Adhesive Bonding

1998

$70,000

1999

$225,000

$295,000

Environmental Technology and Education Center, Inc.
4500-B Hawkins Street, NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109-4517 (505) 345-2707
High-Performance, Low-Global-Warming Refrigerant for Domestic Refrigerators

1998

$69,898

1999

$224,966

$294,864

Faraday Technology, Inc.
315 Huls Drive
Clayton, OH 45315 (937) 836-7749
In-Process Recycling of Spent Hexavalent Chromium Plating Bath

1998

$69,428

     
Faraday Technology, Inc.
315 Huls Drive
Clayton, OH  45315
(937) 836-7749
In-Process Recycling of a Spent Electroless Nickel Plating Bath

1998

$69,857

     
Foster-Miller, Inc.
350 Second Avenue
Waltham, MA 02154-1196 (718) 684-4114
Cradle-to-Grave Environmentally Compliant, No-VOC Furniture Coating

1998

$69,957

     
Imagex Technologies, Inc.
59 Fountain Street
Framingham, MA 01702 (508) 626-2775
Office Paper De-Copying

1998

$69,950

     
IonEdge Corporation
513B North Link Lane
Fort Collins, CO 80524 (970) 491-9942
Environmentally and Occupationally Safer Hard Chrome Plating

1998

$70,000

2000

$225,000

$295,000

Lynntech, Inc.
7610 Eastmark Drive, Suite 105
College Station, TX 77840 (979) 693-0017
New Environmentally Benign Heteropolymolybdate Conversion Coatings for Aluminum Alloys

1998

$70,000

2000

$225,000

$295,000

Mountain States Analytical, Inc. (MSAI)
InSciTe Research Division (IRD)
1645 West 2200 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84119 (801) 973-0050
Accelerated Acid Digestion

1998

$69,957

     
Nanomaterials Research Corporation
2620 Trade Center Avenue
Longmont, CO 80503
(303) 702-1672
Metal Injection Molding to Prevent Pollution from Automotive and Steel Industry

1998

$70,000

     
NRG Solutions, Inc.
11385 Shipley Road
Johnstown, OH 43031 (614) 967-8452
Waste-Heat Driven Absorption Transport Refrigerator

1998

$70,000

     
Surface Treatment Technologies, Inc.
P.O. Box 907
Tullahoma, TN 37388 (931) 461-5900
Pollution-Free Process for Surface Protection

1998

$70,000

1999

$224,960

$294,960

BioWorks, Inc.
122 North Genesee Street
Geneva, NY 14456
(315) 781-1703
Ozone Biocidal Properties and Stimulation of Trichoderma harzianum (Strain T- 22) When Applied in Combination as an Environmentally Benign Alternative for Methyl Bromide

1999

$70,000

     
CeraMem Corporation
12 Clematis Avenue
Waltham, MA 02453
(718) 899-4495
Solvent Nanofiltration Using Low-Cost Inorganic Membrane Modules

1999

$70,000

     
Eltron Research, Inc.
4600 Nautilus Court, South
Boulder, CO 80301-3241
(303) 530-0263
Ionic Liquids as Alternative Solvents for Industrial Alkylation Chemistry

1999

$69,997

2000

$224,997

$294,994

Faraday Technology, Inc.
315 Huls Drive
Clayton, OH 45315
(937) 836-7749
A Cost-Competitive Functional Trivalent Chromium Plating Process To Replace Hexavalent Chromium Plating

1999

$69,873

2000

$225,000

$294,873

GT Equipment Technologies, Inc.
472 Amherst Street
Nashua, NH 03063
(603) 883-5200
Fax: (603) 595-6993
Precision Cleaning/Submicron Level Cleaning With Liquid/Supercritical CO2 Technology

1999

$70,000

     
Gumbs Associates, Inc.
11 Harts Lane
East Brunswick, NJ 08816
(732) 257-9049
Solventless Adhesive Systems

1999

$70,000

     
MicroCoating Technologies, Inc.
3901 Green Industrial Way
Chamblee, GA 30341
(770) 457-8400
Combustion CVD: A Clean Alternative to Chromium Electroplating

1999

$70,000

     
Sigma Technologies International, Inc.
10960 North Stallard Place
Tucson, AZ 85737-9527
(520) 575-8013
CFC-Free Refrigeration Process

1999

$70,000

     
Thermal Spray Technologies, Inc.
515 Progress Way
Sun Prairie, WI 53590
(608) 825-2772
Fax: (608) 825-2737
Development of Thermal Spray Circuit Board (TSCB) Technology To Replace Electroplating and "Print-and-Etch" Circuit Board Fabrication Techniques

1999

$66,627

     
ALTEC USA
8413 Castleton Corner Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46250
(317) 585-9970
Clean Water Based Self-Priming Aircraft Coatings Technology

2000

$70,000

     
Continuum Dynamics, Inc.
34 Lexington Avenue
Ewing, NJ 08618
(609) 538-0444
Drift Mitigation by Optimization of Wingtip Modification

2000

$69,521

2001

$224,980

$294,501

Covalent Associates, Inc.
10 State Street
Woburn, MA 01801
(781) 938-1140
Ionic Liquids for Green Chemistry-Biphase Hydrogenation Catalysis

2000

$70,000

     
EarthFax Development Corporation
1770 North Research Park Way,
Suite 190
North Logan, UT 84341
(435) 787-2743
Biobeds for Containment and Destruction of Pesticides at Agricultural Mixing and Loading Facilities

2000

$69,683

     
F&S, Inc./Luna Innovations, Inc.
P.O. Box 11704
Blacksburg, VA 24062-1704
(540) 953-4274
Environmentally Friendly Anti-Corrosion Coatings

2000

$69,974

     
Foster-Miller, Inc.
350 Second Avenue
Waltham, MA 02451-1196
(781) 684-4000
Permanent Primer/Replaceable Topcoat Aircraft Coating System With Minimum VOC and Chromium Exposure

2000

$69,935

     
Foster-Miller, Inc.
350 Second Avenue
Waltham, MA 02451-1196
(781) 684-4242
Reduced Cost Sewer Pipe Relining Using Ultrasonic Tape Lamination

2000

$69,959

2001

$224,867

$294,826

LANCORP Advanced Systems, Inc.
2101 Timberglen Drive
Imperial, PA 15126
(814) 659-5474
Investigation of Diode Lasers for On-Aircraft Decoating Applications

2000

$68,769

     
Lynntech, Inc.
7610 Eastmark Drive, Suite 202
College Station, TX 77840
(979) 693-0017
A High Efficiency, Extremely Low Emission Internal Combustion Engine With On-Demand Generation of Hydrogen-Rich Gas by a Plasmatron

2000

$70,000

     
Lynntech, Inc.
7610 Eastmark Drive, Suite 202
College Station, TX 77840
(979) 693-0017
Novel Polymers With Immobilized Antimicrobial Enzymes for Disinfection

2000

$70,000

     
MicroFab Technologies, Inc.
1104 Summit Avenue, Suite 110
Plano, TX 75074
(972) 578-8076
PheroJet Traps for Areawide Integrated Pest Management

2000

$70,000

     
MO-SCI Corporation
4000 Enterprise Drive
P.O. Box 2
Rolla, MO 65402
(573) 364-2338
Novel Ultraviolet Transmissable Filler Material for Improved Ultraviolet Curable Paint and Coating Formulations

2000

$69,069

     
Nimitz, Inc. (dba ETEC)
4500-B Hawkins Street NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109-4517
(505) 345-2707
High Performance, Zero ODP Halon 1301 Replacement

2000

$70,000

     
Powsus, Inc.
3120 North AIA #1403
Ft. Pierce, FL 34949
(561) 460-8729
System To Deliver Halon Equivalent, Hydrogen Fluoride Controlled, Supplemented HFC Gases in Fire Sensitive, Light Weight, Plastic Extinguishers

2000

$69,482

2001

$224,000

$293,482

Foster-Miller, Inc.
350 Second Avenue
Waltham, MA 02451-1196
(781) 684-4242
Fax: (781) 890-3489
Recycled Materials for Repair and Rehabilitation of Aging Concrete Structures

2001

$69,987

     
GMI Composites, Inc.
P.O. Box 4303
1355 W. Sherman Boulevard
Muskegon, MI 49444-4303
(231) 755-1611
Fax: (231) 755-1613
Structural Components From Recycled Fiber-Reinforced Composites

2001

$69,961

     
Inframat Corporation
20 Washington Avenue, Suite 106
North Haven, CT 06473-2342
(203) 234-8024
Fax: (203) 234-0383
High-Lubricity Coatings for High-Pressure Fuel Pumps

2001

$70,000

     
Lynntech, Inc.
7610 Eastmark Drive
College Station, TX 77840
(979) 693-0017
Fax: (979) 764-7479
Novel Method for Ferrate Production

2001

$70,000

     
Membrane Technology and Research, Inc.
1360 Willow Road, Suite 103
Menlo Park, CA 94025-1516
(650) 328-2228
Fax: (650) 328-6580
Recovery and In-Process Recycle of Product and Feedstocks From Oxo Plant Reactor Purge Gas

2001

$70,000

     
Nanomaterials Research Corporation
2620 Trade Center Avenue, Suite C
Longmont, CO 80503
(303) 702-1672
Fax: (303) 702-1682
Nano-Engineered Hazardous Metal-Free Electronic Components

2001

$70,000

     
National Recovery Technologies, Inc.
566 Mainstream Drive
Nashville, TN 37228
(615) 734-6400
Fax: (615) 734-6410
A Process for Online Quality Control of Recycled Plastic Flake

2001

$70,000

     
Phoenix Science & Technology, Inc.
11 Inverness Road
Arlington, MA 02476
(781) 646-1810
Fax: (781) 646-2191
Paint Removal From Architectural Surfaces With an Innovative Pulsed Light Source

2001

$70,000

     
Sandhill Industries
1896 Marika, Unit #5
Fairbanks, AK 99709
(907) 451-6508
Fax: (907) 451-6509
Development of Recycled Glass Paving Materials

2001

$62,300

     
TDA Research, Inc.
12345 W. 52nd Avenue
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033-1917
(303) 422-7819
Fax: (303) 422-7763
Nanocomposite Anchored Plasticizers

2001

$70,000

     
Advanced Fuel Research, Inc.
87 Church Street
East Hartford, CT 06108-3728
(860) 528-9806, ext. 142
Fax: (860) 528-0648
Low-Cost Mercury Sorbents Derived From Waste Tires 2002 $69,999      
Aeromet Technologies, Inc.
679 W. Sandy Parkway
Sandy, UT 84070
(801) 568-0227
Fax: (801) 568-0229
Environmentally Safe Silane Technology for Adhesion of Rubber to Tire Cord Steel 2002 $67,109      
American Research Corporation of Virginia
P.O. Box 3406
1509 Fourth Street
Radford, VA 24143-3406
(540) 731-0655
Fax: (540) 731-0836
Chromium-Free Conversion Coating Technologies for Light Metals 2002 $70,000      
Compact Membrane Systems, Inc.
325 Water Street
Wilmington, DE 19804
(302) 999-7996
Fax: (302) 999-7955
Membranes for Air Venting and Retaining VOCs in Gasoline Storage Tanks 2002 $70,000      
Creare Incorporated
P.O. Box 71
Etna Road
Hanover, NH 03755-0071
(603) 643-3800
Fax: (603) 643-4657
Low-Cost Machining Without Cutting Fluids 2002 $69,891      
Foster-Miller, Inc.
350 Second Avenue
Waltham, MA 01451-1196
(781) 684-4242
Fax: (781) 890-4084
Environmentally Compliant Corrosion-Activated Inhibitor System for Aluminum Alloys 2002 $69,978      
Intematix Corporation
351 Rheem Boulevard
Moraga, CA 94556
(925) 631-9005
Fax: (925) 631-7892
Combinatorial Screening of High-Efficiency Catalysts for Large-Scale Production of Pyrolytic Carbon Nanotubes 2002 $69,957      
Lynntech, Inc.
7610 Eastmark Drive
College Station, TX 77840
(979) 693-0017
Fax: (979) 764-7479
A Universal Technique for Antimicrobial Surface Preparation Using Quaternary Ammonium-Functionalized Dendrimers 2002 $70,000      
TDA Research, Inc.
12345 W. 52nd Avenue
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033-1917
(303) 940-2317
Fax: (303) 422-7763
Fluorine-Free Hybrid Surfactants for Fire-Fighting Foams 2002 $70,000      
SBE, LLC
27262 Meadowbrook Drive
Davis, CA 95616
(530) 753-0562
A Small Direct Electromagnetic Valve Prototype Internal Combustion Engine
$99,811

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