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Auto-regenerating Decontaminant Coating for Fabrics and Surfaces

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Office for Chemical and Biological Defense
Award ID:
58333
Program Year/Program:
2002 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
C021-0081
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY & EDUCATION CTR
ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY AND EDUCATION CENTER ALBUQUERQUE, NM 87109
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: Auto-regenerating Decontaminant Coating for Fabrics and Surfaces
Agency / Branch: DOD / CBD
Contract: F08637-02-C-7023
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

"The Department of Defense Chemical and Biological Defense Program has a need for a highly effective, relatively low cost, low human toxicity coating or surface treatment that can be applied to fabrics and other surfaces to render them self-decontaminatingto chemical and biological warfare agents. ETEC has identified a novel chemistry that promises to be a highly effective self-regenerating decontaminating agent at room temperature. The chemistry can be applied as an active coating or as a modification tocellulosic fibers. The novel agent will fully neutralize both chemical and biological agents, and it will have very low toxicity to humans. The Phase I effort will demonstrate the feasibility of this agent through preparation of the new chemistry on cottoncloth and as a coating on a metal substrate, decontamination effectiveness testing, and cost estimation. The Phase I effort includes selecting the best embodiments, determining decontamination effectiveness using simulated contaminants, developing thebonding and coating chemistry, estimating cost, and reporting results. Phase I will determine the feasibility of the novel chemistry. The result of Phase II will be two products, a self-decontaminating fabric treatment and a durable self-decontaminatingsurface coating. The benefits of the products will be greater operations efficiency and lower cost, better availability and increased life of equipment and clothing during CBW scenarios, a

Principal Investigator:

Patrick M. Dhooge
Director of Business Deve
5053452707
pdhooge@etec-nm.com

Business Contact:

Michelle Molter
Director of Administratio
5053452707
mmolter@etec-nm.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Nimitz, Inc.
4500-B Hawkins Street NE Albuquerque, NM 87109

EIN/Tax ID: 850441375
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No