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NanoScale Oxide-base Solid Sorbent Trap for the Safe Handling of Chemical…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
73535
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A043-062-0336
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
NanoScale Materials, Inc.
1310 Research Park Drive Manhattan, KS -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: NanoScale Oxide-base Solid Sorbent Trap for the Safe Handling of Chemical Contaminated Materials
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911NF-05-C-0010
Award Amount: $69,999.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project focuses on the development and implementation of a nanoparticle metal-oxide based collection, neutralization, and preservation of battlefield materials and evidence of a chemical and/or biological agent. The key component of the proposed system will be a solid sorbent material, based on NanoScale's proprietary FAST-ACT formulation comprising on nanocrystalline metal oxides. Hazards posed to field and laboratory personnel will be mitigated by chemical neutralization of the toxic agents ensured by the high reactivity the FAST-ACT formulation. Decomposition of the chemical threat, immediately after sample collection, will differentiate the NanoScale system from other systems of this type. The neutralization mechanism will allow for unambiguous identification of the collected agent, by detection of reaction byproducts and characteristic chemical signatures, left on the sorbent material. The proposed system will be compatible with a broad range of chemical agents, including chemical warfare agents, lung damaging agents, as well as various toxic industrial chemicals. Sampling of various materials will be allowed including solids, liquids, and gases/vapors collected from surfaces, air, or water. Using metal oxides as sorbent materials will allow for the employment of a variety of analytical techniques to identify chemical agents present at the collection site.

Principal Investigator:

Slawomir Winecki
Senior Scientist
7855370179
slawek@nanmatinc.com

Business Contact:

Aaron Madison
Controller
7855370179
amadison@nanoactive.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

NANOSCALE MATERIALS, INC.
1310 Research Park Drive Manhattan, KS 66502

EIN/Tax ID: 542046007
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No