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IMPROVED FORMULATION OF FIRE FIGHTING AGENTS FOR HYDROCARBON FIRES

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
19830
Program Year/Program:
1993 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
19830
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Mainstream Engineering Corporation
200 Yellow Place Pines Industrial Center Rockledge, FL 32955-5327
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1993
Title: IMPROVED FORMULATION OF FIRE FIGHTING AGENTS FOR HYDROCARBON FIRES
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

This Phase I effort describes Mainstream's innovative approach for the development of improved aqueous film forming (AFFF) fire fighting agents designed for hydrocarbon fires. This approach addresses the problem of biodegradability and performance of the current AFFF in extinguishing rolling fuel fires and its efficiency for securing the fire after its initial extinguishment. Under Phase I we will establish the parameters for developing a fire suppression agent with the capability of extinguishing rolling fires in flight operations. Then use Mainstream's experience with its computational chemistry software, ADAPT, to screen surfactants currently commercially available for their performance as a fire suppression agent. The Phase II effort will develop a surfactant formulation that enhances the fire fighting capabilities of the present technology, does not contain fluorosurfactants, and has less impact on the environment.

Principal Investigator:

Clyde F. Parrish
4076313550

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Mainstream Engineering Corp
200 Yellow Place Rockledge, FL 32955

EIN/Tax ID: 592744408
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No