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Photocatalytic Degradation of Chemical Agent Simulants with Solar Irradiation

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
28788
Program Year/Program:
1995 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
28788
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
EIC LABORATORIES, INC.
111 DOWNEY ST NORWOOD, MA 02062-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1995
Title: Photocatalytic Degradation of Chemical Agent Simulants with Solar Irradiation
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $69,615.00
 

Abstract:

There is need for an environmentally safe and economically viable process to destroy the stockpiles of chemical warfare agents in the United States. Photocatalysis driven by light from the sun using semiconductor surfaces and particles has thus far failed to provide the necessary combination of efficiency and stability. We propose using hydrogen peroxide in combination with homogeneous and heterogeneous photocatalysts activated by solar irradiation to degrade chemical agents. The Phase I study will compare the efficiency of the different advanced oxidation processes for degradation of simulants which are good chemical analogues of VX, HD, and GB. The degree to which the process mineralizes the simulant in addition to detoxifying it will be evaluated. The most promising process(s) will be incorporated and tested in the solar reactor designed in Phase II.

Principal Investigator:

Timothy L. Rose
6177699450

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Eic Laboratory, Inc.
111 Downey Street Norwood, MA 02062

EIN/Tax ID: 042497074
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No