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Engineered Reactive Metal Oxyhydroxides (ERMO) for Detection and…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
85042
Program Year/Program:
2008 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
A08A-016-0067
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: 2008
Title: Engineered Reactive Metal Oxyhydroxides (ERMO) for Detection and Decontamination of Toxic Reagents
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911NF-08-C-0082
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

Several shortcomings such as lack of reactivity and selectivity are associated with currently available sorbent-based decontaminants. For example, carbon based sorbents can only physisorb toxins without neutralizing them. Secondly, all solid sorbents are sensitive to humid air. Thirdly, reduced reactivity due to mass transfer problem is characteristic of solid sorbents. Finally, solid sorbents capable of both chemical and biological decontaminations are scarce. This proposal addresses these needs by developing methodologies for preparation of highly reactive mixed metal oxyhydroxides for use in the area of protective garments and filters. The overall objective of this collaborative Phase I research between NanoScale and Kansas State University is to create and test new materials that would be useful for protection against chemical and biological hazards. In order to achieve the overall objective, initially, methodologies will be developed to make porous high surface area mixed metal oxyhydroxide materials. Following performance assessment, formulations with optimum reactivities will be incorporated with organic dyes and evaluated for their utility as visible indicators of CBWs and TICs.

Principal Investigator:

Shyamala Rajagopalan
Manager, Research & Project Dev.,
7855370179
srajagopalan@nanoactive.com

Business Contact:

Aaron Madison
VP Finance & Controller
7855370179
madisona@nanoactive.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

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

EIN/Tax ID: 481172548
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
KANSAS STATE UNIV.
Dept. of Chemistry
Manhattan, KS 66502
Contact: Kenneth Klabunde
Contact Phone: (785) 532-6849
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university