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Personal Monitor for Toxic Vapors (EG, Glutaraldehyde)

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
22481
Program Year/Program:
1993 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
22481
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Microsensor Systems Inc.
62 Corporate Court Bowling Green, KY 42103 0667
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1993
Title: Personal Monitor for Toxic Vapors (EG, Glutaraldehyde)
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,616.00
 

Abstract:

It is proposed to develop a small, pocket size personal monitor for glutaraldehyde based on the use of a Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) chemical microsensor as the detector. SAW microsensors are attractive for this application as they are very sensitive to toxic chemicals of modest to low vapor pressure and can be made very selective by the choice of coating applied to the device surface. The SAW devices respond in seconds to exposure to a vapor challenge. SAW sensors can be conveniently used as dosimeters, provided the selected coating interacts irreversibly with the toxic vapor (e. g., glutaraldehyde). Hydrazines, such as dinitrophenyl hydrazine, will be investigated as the active coatings for glutaraldehyde detection. Because of their solid state construction and compatibility with integrated electronics, they have many advantages over currently available personal monitors for toxic vapors. They have the potential to be very small, rugged, low cost, and easily manufactured detection systems. Once the basic personal monitor has been developed, its capability can be readily extended to other toxic vapors simply by the design and selection of suitable interactive coatings for those vapors.

Principal Investigator:

N L. Jarvis
5027450099

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Microsensor Systems, Inc.
62 Corporate Court Bowling Green, KY 42103

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