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Low cost ammonia sensor for agricultural emissions

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2012-00184
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
8.4
Solicitation Number:
USDA-NIFA-SBIR-003497
Small Business Information
MESA PHOTONICS, LLC
1550 Pacheco St. Santa Fe, NM 87505-3973
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Low cost ammonia sensor for agricultural emissions
Agency: USDA
Contract: 2012-00184
Award Amount: $99,999.00
 

Abstract:

Ammonia gas that is emitted from agriculture can create health problems for workers and, surprisingly, for people far from the agricultural operation. Once released into the air, the ammonia undergoes a series of chemical reactions that lead to small particles (known as PM2.5) that are inhaled deep into people's lungs. Those particles can trigger asthma and are linked to increased risk of heart attacks. It is important, therefore, to keep track of ammonia emissions. But, existing ammonia measurement methods are expensive and often do not work well at agricultural sites that are often very dusty. Mesa Photonics plans to develop reliable and inexpensive ammonia analyzers that are suitable for use in agriculture.

Principal Investigator:

David Bomse
505-216-5015
dbomse@mesaphotonics.com

Business Contact:

Daniel Kane
CEO and Founder
505-216-5015
djkane@mesaphotonics.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

MESA PHOTONICS, LLC
1550 PACHECO ST Santa Fe, NM 87505-4634

EIN/Tax ID: 431999584
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No