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EPA Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II Award

EPA Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II Award

ETSVP-JV, LLC, a nanomaterials company specializing in the development of a new Reactive Nanofilter of air particulates is pleased to announce that it has received an EPA Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II Award titled, “Innovative Filters Using Nanomaterials for Removal of Gaseous Pollutants and Particulates from Contaminated Air Streams”. This work was supported by the EPA SBIR program under contract number EP-D-16-003. The Reactive Nanofilter solves many critical issues facing the coal-fired power industry by using a network of highly engineered nanofibers that are encapsulated with a reactive catalyst for controlling hazardous air pollutants such as fine particulate emissions (PM2.5) and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). The new Reactive Nanofilter media is targeted as a drop-in replacement for current state of the art baghouse systems used in the power generation industry. Working with researchers from RTI International, the Reactive Nanofilter has been shown to have no change in pressure drop or require any additional cleaning cycles. With support from the EPA SBIR program, ETSVP will scale-up production of the Reactive Nanofilter to full bag lengths and install the filters in a commercial pulse jet baghouse system to benchmark against the current baghouse filters in use today. The Reactive Nanofilter is a novel product platform for controlling air pollutants from many industries including petroleum refining, electronics, food processing, adhesives, and plastics fabrication. With successful demonstration of the Reactive Nanofilter in the power industry, ETSVP anticipates award of a commercialization option to support additional funding to bring the Reactive Nanofilter to full commercial fruition. For additional information about the Reactive Nanofilter or ETSVP contact Marc McKenna at (540) 265-0004 x235 or by email at mmck@etsi-inc.com.


About ETS, Inc.: ETS is a small business headquartered in Roanoke, VA. ETS occupies 15,000 sq/ft, 10,000 sq/ft which are lab and pilot unit areas, and the balance being offices and storage. ETS was formed in 1973 and has an extensive and uniquely broad background in the environmental field. Today its focus is on training, troubleshooting, testing and testimony. The firm is well positioned in these fields; however, in the past it was deeply involved in the research, development, design, manufacture, installation, operation, and testing of air pollution control systems. ETS is probably best known for being the world's leading baghouse consultant.

ETS Contact: John McKenna, Ph.D.

(540) 265-0004 x293



VaporPulse Technologies, Inc.: VaporPulse, a highly innovative advanced materials company, is changing the global landscape with how surfaces are created. Using a proprietary platform that is free of solvents and other hazardous chemicals, VaporPulse deposits functional nanocoatings to enhance the surfaces of materials. Nanocoatings are deposited with atomic resolution and can be applied on a wide array of materials including metals, polymers and ceramics. The unique attribute of the VaporPulse platform is that nanocoatings are routinely deposited at room temperature and are conformal and uniform on the surface whether the part is flat or complex in shape. This allows the nanocoating technology to find application in a wide swath of conventional and unconventional applications. See more detailed information by visiting vaporpulse.com.

VaporPulse Contact: Christopher J. Oldham, Ph.D.

(919) 247-2697



RTI International: RTI International is one of the world’s leading research institutes, dedicated to improving the human condition by turning knowledge into practice. RTI’s staff of more than 3,700 provides research and technical services to governments and businesses in more than 75 countries in the areas of health and pharmaceuticals, education and training, surveys and statistics, advanced technology, international development, economic and social policy, energy and the environment, and laboratory testing and chemical analysis. RTI has 4 decades of experience in air filtration, air sampling, and air quality. RTI also has a decade of experience in developing novel filtration filter media using nanotechnology. For more information, visit www.rti.org.

RTI Contact: Howard J. Walls, Ph.D.

(919) 485-2701




Contact Information:
Contact Name: Marc McKenna
Contact Phone: 540-265-0004 x235
Contact Email: mmck@etsi-inc.com

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