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Company Information:

Company Name:
National Recomery Technologies, Inc.
Address:
1508 Elm Hill Pike
Suite 102
Nashville, TN 37210-3636
Phone:
(615) 734-6400
URL:
N/A
EIN:
621177936
DUNS:
107070567
Number of Employees:
26
Woman-Owned?:
No
Minority-Owned?:
No
HUBZone-Owned?:
Yes

Commercialization:

Has been acquired/merged with?:
N/A
Has had Spin-off?:
N/A
Has Had IPO?:
N/A
Year of IPO:
N/A
Has Patents?:
N/A
Number of Patents:
N/A
Total Sales to Date $:
$ 0.00
Total Investment to Date $
$ 0.00
POC Title:
N/A
POC Name:
N/A
POC Phone:
N/A
POC Email:
N/A
Narrative:
N/A

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,684,606.00 28
SBIR Phase II $7,479,413.00 21

Award List:

EFFECTS OF MSW PREPROCESSING ON THERMAL CONVERSION OF MSW IN MASS BURN INCINERATION

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1984 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$50,000.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Edward J. Somer , Director Of Research
Abstract:
N/a

EFFECTS OF MSW PREPROCESSING ON THERMAL CONVERSION OF MSW IN MASS BURN INCINERATION

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1985 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$499,903.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Edward J. Somer , Director Of Research
Abstract:
The research proposed herein is a study on the possible benefits to mass burn energy recovery incineration of industrial/municipal solid waste by the removal of metals and other noncombustibles from the waste prior to incineration. these facilities typically suffer from high levels of exhaust stack… More

CHLORINATED PLASTICS SEPARATION FROM MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$50,000.00
Agency:
EPA
Principal Investigator:
Edward J Sommers Jr
Abstract:
N/a

CHLORINATED PLASTICS SEPARATION FROM MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1989 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$149,998.00
Agency:
EPA
Principal Investigator:
Edward J Sommers Jr
Abstract:
Municipal solid waste (msw) provides a waste fuel source having potential recoverable energy of over 1.5 quads per year.expanded use of this fuel source through energy recovery in-incineration of msw is threatened by the presence of chlo- rine in msw. chlorine is a primary factor in the formation of… More

COLOR SORTING OF POST-CONSUMER GLASS AND PLASTIC CONTAINERS TO IMPROVE THEIR RECYCLABILITY

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$50,000.00
Agency:
EPA
Principal Investigator:
Edward J Sommer Jr , Principal Investigator
Abstract:
N/a

COLOR SORTING OF POST-CONSUMER GLASS AND PLASTIC CONTAINERS TO IMPROVE THEIR RECYCLABILITY

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$149,993.00
Agency:
EPA
Principal Investigator:
Edward J Sommer Jr , Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Many u.s. municipalities and communities are integrating recycling programs in the management of their solid waste inorder to minimize landfill requirements. the success of these recycling programs is strongly dependent upon the marketability of the materials set aside from the waste stream for… More

A LOW COST AUTOMATED PROCESS FOR RECOVERY OF RECYCLABLE PLASTIC AND GLASS CONTAINERS FROM SOLID WASTE

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,908.00
Agency:
EPA
Principal Investigator:
Dr Edward J Sommer Jr , Principal Investigator
Abstract:
The disposal of municipal solid waste (msw) is a costly problem for all municipalities. the u.s. environmental protection agency has recommended that source reduction, recycling, volume reduction, and landfilling be applied, in that order, in the treatment of msw. recycling has recently become a… More

METHOD FOR OPENING AND EMPTYING THE CONTENTS OF PLASTIC BAGS ENTERING RECYCLING FACILITIES

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,938.00
Agency:
EPA
Principal Investigator:
Dr Edward J Sommer Jr , Principal Investigator
Abstract:
N/a

METHOD FOR OPENING AND EMPTYING THE CONTENTS OF PLASTIC BAGS ENTERING RECYCLING FACILITIES

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$149,999.00
Agency:
EPA
Principal Investigator:
Dr Edward J Sommer Jr , Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Many u.s. municipalities and communities are integrating recycling programs in the management of their solid waste in order to minimize landfill requirements. increasingly, these recycling programs include materials recovery facilities (mrf) where the municipal solid waste (msw), curbside collected… More

SEPARTATION OF POST-CONSUMER PET AND PVC PLASTICS IN THE REGRIND FLAKE FORM

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,903.00
Agency:
EPA
Principal Investigator:
Dr Edward J Sommer Jr
Abstract:
N/a

A PROCESS FOR INCREASING THE AMOUNT AND QUALITY OF RECYCLED PLASTICS RESINS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,948.00
Agency:
EPA
Principal Investigator:
Dr Edward J Sommer Jr
Abstract:
N/a

APPLICATION OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE TO AUTOMATED RECYCLING

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,972.00
Agency:
EPA
Principal Investigator:
Dr Edward J Sommer Jr
Abstract:
N/a

SEPARTATION OF POST-CONSUMER PET AND PVC PLASTICS IN THE REGRIND FLAKE FORM

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$164,682.00
Agency:
EPA
Principal Investigator:
Dr Edward J Sommer Jr
Abstract:
The last three years have seen a dramatic increase in the number of companies processing post-consumer plastics from products such as soft drink containers, detergent bottles, milk jugs and water bottles. while this has to some extent diverted these materials from landfills, it has caused an… More

APPLICATION OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE TO AUTOMATED RECYCLING

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$164,937.00
Agency:
EPA
Principal Investigator:
Dr Edward J Sommer Jr
Abstract:
Diversion of plastics from landfill to recycling can potentially save the energy equivalent of 60 million barrels of oil annually and reduce landfill volume requirments by up to 20%. the u.s. environmental protection agency has recommended that source reduction, recycling, volume reduction, and… More

A PROCESS FOR INCREASING THE AMOUNT AND QUALITY OF RECYCLED PLASTICS RESINS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$164,937.00
Agency:
EPA
Principal Investigator:
Dr Edward J Sommer Jr
Abstract:
Each year, americans dispose of an estimated 29 billion pounds of plastics which consume up to 20% of our nation's annual landfill capacity. recent environmental and political pressures have led to rapid establishment of plastics recycling facilities. limited markets for low quality recycled resins… More

A SORTING SYSTEM FOR IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF RECYCLED PET PLASTIC RESINS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$64,986.00
Agency:
EPA
Principal Investigator:
Dr.Edward J. Sommer, Jr.
Abstract:
N/a

Use of Computer Robotics to Reduce Human Contact with the Waste Stream and Lower the Costs for Recyclable Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$74,989.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Charles E. Roos
Abstract:
N/a

Application of Raman Spectroscopy to Identification and Sorting of Post-Consumer Plastics for Recycling

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$74,994.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Edward J. Sommer, Jr
Abstract:
N/a

A SORTING SYSTEM FOR IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF RECYCLED PET PLASTIC RESINS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$225,000.00
Agency:
EPA
Principal Investigator:
Dr.Edward J. Sommer, Jr.
Abstract:
It is well known that post-consumer plastics have become a tremendous burden uponour waste disposal system. Although plastics constitute only about 9% by weightof municipal solid waste, they occupy approximately 1/4 the volume of the wastestream. A particular increasing problem for the recycling… More

Use of Computer Robotics to Reduce Human Contact with the Waste Stream and Lower the Costs for Recyclable Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,979.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Charles E. Roos
Abstract:
N/a

Application of Raman Spectroscopy to Identification and Sorting of Post-Consumer Plastics for Recycling

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$750,000.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Edward J. Sommer, Jr
Abstract:
N/a

Automated Separation of Post-Consumer Polymer Flake

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency:
EPA
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Edward J. Sommer, Jr.
Abstract:
In order for plastics recycling to be a viable alternative in the long term, the recycled resins must be competitive with virgin resins both in terms of economics and purity. Current processing technologies utilize either hand sorting or automated sorting on the bottle level. However, there are… More

Automated Separation of Post-Consumer Polymer Flake

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$225,000.00
Agency:
EPA
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Edward J. Sommer, Jr.
Abstract:
In order for plastics recycling to be a viable alternative in the long term, the recycled resins must be competitive with virgin resins both in terms of economics and purity. Current processing technologies utilize either hand sorting or automated sorting on the bottle level. However, there are… More

SBIR Phase I: Electronic Sortation for Recycling of Post Consumer Non-Ferrous Metals

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Edward Sommer
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$400,000.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Edward Sommer
Abstract:
N/a

An Economical Alternative for Sorting Polymers on the Small materials Recovery Facility (MRF) Level

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency:
EPA
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Not Available Propellant technologies are of the most crucial to revolutionize aerospace propulsion in the next century. New propellants strive to make spacecraft safer, more operable and higher performing. Propellant technologies have the power to make space flight more affordable and deliver… More

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency:
EPA
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Edward J. Sommer, Jr.
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$295,000.00
Agency:
EPA
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Edward J. Sommer, Jr.
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency:
EPA
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Edward J. Sommer Jr
Abstract:
Not Available This Project describes the concept and associated R&D required to develop an on-board satellite crossconnect system capable of simultaneously switching 16 uplink ports to 16 downlink ports, at 18 Gb/s per port, for next generation Advanced Communications

A Process for On-Line Quality Control of Recycled Plastic Flake

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency:
EPA
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Generally, it is accepted that for plastics recycling to be economically viable in the long term, recycled resins must be competitive with virgin resins. To compete with virgin material, new applications must be made available for recycled resins. Such applications will require that the recycled… More

Sensor Fusion for Contaminant Detection and Removal from Plastic Recycle Streams

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$225,000.00
Agency:
EPA
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Post-consumer plastics have become a tremendous burden upon our waste disposal system. Although plastics constitute only about 9 percent by weight of municipal solid waste, they occupy approximately one-fourth the volume of the waste stream. The U.S. EPA recommends recycling of plastics as the best… More

Sensor Fusion for Contaminant Detection and Removal from Plastic Recycle Streams

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency:
EPA
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Post-consumer plastics have become a tremendous burden upon our waste disposal system. Although plastics constitute only about 9 percent by weight of municipal solid waste, they occupy approximately one-fourth the volume of the waste stream. The U.S. EPA recommends recycling of plastics as the best… More

A Process for Online Quality Control of Recycled Plastic Flake

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency:
EPA
Principal Investigator:
Edward Sommer
Abstract:
N/a

A Process for Online Quality Control of Recycled Plastic Flake

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$225,000.00
Agency:
EPA
Principal Investigator:
Edward Sommer
Abstract:
N/a

SBIR/STTR Phase I: A New Technology for Rapid Identification of Aluminum Metals

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will determine the technical feasibility for applying a new innovative sensing technology to rapidly identify and sort aluminum metals from other non-magnetic metals such as copper, zinc, nickel, and non-magnetic stainless steels commonly found… More

SBIR Phase II: A New Technology for Rapid Identification of Aluminum Metals

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Edward Sommer
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project will develop a new technology for rapid identification and sorting of aluminum and its alloys from a mixture of non-magnetic metals and will provide a new high quality source of these valuable materials for industrial manufacturing… More

SBIR Phase II: A New Technology for Rapid Identification of Aluminum Metals

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$500,000.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Edward Sommer
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project will develop a new technology for rapid identification and sorting of aluminum and its alloys from a mixture of non-magnetic metals and will provide a new high quality source of these valuable materials for industrial manufacturing… More

SBIR Phase I: Computerized Tool for Baggage Screening

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Edward Sommer
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project is directed at homeland security and will determine the feasibility of developing a computerized tool for airport security checkpoint baggage screening that will assist baggage screeners in x-ray image inspection and which will provide… More

Improving the Recyclability of Computer Scrap and Other E-Waste

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency:
EPA
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Electronic waste (e-waste) is one of the most rapidly growing waste problems worldwide and has reached crisis proportions. The crisis relates not only to quantity, but also to the toxic nature of e-waste. Vast amounts of toxic materials such as lead, beryllium, mercury, cadmium, and brominated… More

SBIR Phase II: Computerized Tool for Baggage Screening

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$500,000.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Program Phase II research project will develop a technology for improving security checkpoint effectiveness and increasing throughput while reducing labor costs for airports and other sensitive installations by integrating information technology systems… More

SBIR Phase I: Fast Remote X-ray Screening

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I research project proposes to develop a flexible networked high capacity security checkpoint system. The proposed system is designed to enable cost-effective high throughput x-ray screening of items carried by individuals into areas having high… More

Identification and Sorting of Printed Wiring Boards (PWB) Within an E-Waste Recycling Stream

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency:
EPA
Principal Investigator:
Edward J. Sommer, Jr., President/CEO
Abstract:
Electoronic waste (e-waste) is one of the most rapidly growing waste problems worldwide. Improper handling of e-waste results in vast amounts of toxic waste being sent to landfill and leaching into the water supply. Due to these concerns e-waste recycling is a rapidly growing industry. … More

SBIR Phase II: Fast Remote X-ray Screening

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$500,000.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
This SBIR Phase II project will provide development of a new homeland security technology for improving security for crowded venues by integrating a new networked security screening technology and new electronics communications with materials handling automation and computerized process control. New… More

Development of High Speed Multispectral Imaging for Sorting Automotive Plastics

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
The recycling of materials has taken on increased importance in recent years, as society strives to conserve our nation¿s resources and improve the efficiency of energy useage. With respect to automobiles, about 15 million vehicles annually are discarded and processed through shredding by recycling… More

Identification and Sorting of Printed Wiring Boards (PWB) Within an E-Waste Recycling Stream

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$344,985.00
Agency:
EPA
Principal Investigator:
Edward J. Sommer, Jr., President/CEO
Abstract:
Electoronic waste (e-waste) is one of the most rapidly growing waste problems worldwide. Improper handling of e-waste results in vast amounts of toxic waste being sent to landfill and leaching into the water supply. Due to these concerns e-waste recycling is a rapidly growing industry. … More

Development of High Speed Multispectral Imaging for Sorting Automotive Plastics

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$750,000.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Each year, about 15 million vehicles are discarded and processed by recycling companies for extraction of recyclable materials. While almost all metals are recycled, most non-metallic components of the vehicle (approximately 25% by weight) are not, and are landfilled instead. Therefore, methods… More

Automated Removal of Brominated Flame Retardant Material From a Mixed E-waste Plastics Recycling Stream

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency:
EPA
Principal Investigator:
Edward J. Sommer, Jr., President/CEO
Abstract:
Electronic waste (e-waste) is one of the most rapidly growing waste problems worldwide. Improper handling of e-waste results in vast amounts of toxic waste being sent to landfills and leaching into the water supply. Because of these concerns, e-waste recycling is a rapidly growing industry.… More

Automated Removal of Brominated Flame Retardant Material From a Mixed E-Waste Plastics Recycling Stream

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$345,000.00
Agency:
EPA
Principal Investigator:
Edward J. Sommer, Jr., President/CEO
Abstract:
Electronic waste (e-waste) is one of the most rapidly growing waste problems worldwide. Improper handling of e-waste results in vast amounts of toxic waste being sent to landfill and leaching into the water supply. Due to there concerns e-waste recycling is a rapidly growing industry. … More

Automated Identification and Sorting of Rare Earth Elements in an E-Waste Recycling Stream

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,968.00
Agency:
EPA
Principal Investigator:
John T. Rich – 615-734-6400
Abstract:
Electronic waste (e-waste) is one of the most rapidly growing waste problems worldwide. Improper handling of e-waste results in vast amounts of toxic waste being sent to landfill and leaching into the water supply. Due to these concerns e-waste recycling is a rapidly growing industry. … More