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Biotechnological Processes to Strip Polyurethane Paint from Naval Aircraft

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
18713
Program Year/Program:
1993 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
18713
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
J.k. Research
210 South Wallace Bozeman, MT 59715
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1993
Title: Biotechnological Processes to Strip Polyurethane Paint from Naval Aircraft
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $319,500.00
 

Abstract:

1Certain microorganisms are capable of degrading polyurethane coatings. This feat is accomplished by enzymes normally produced by these microorganisms. But microbial paint stripping, an environmentally compatible alternative to chemical and physical paint stripping, is unacceptably slow. The rate of polyurethane deterioration can be markedly enhanced by using the stable enzymes of thermophilic microorganisms. The objective of this proposal is to identify thermophiles with the ability to degrade polyurethane paint. Labratory techniques will be selected for ease of conversion to scaled-up process. Selected microorganisms will be grown in labratory scale reactors to produce the desired enzymes. Using tangential flow technology, enzymes will then be applied to painted test strips with the objective of rapidly digesting polyurethane paint

Principal Investigator:

Kenneth Runnion
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

J.k. Research
210 South Wallace Bozman, MI 59715

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