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Chemical/Biological Decontamination

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
67826
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F041-258-1536
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Rta Systems, Inc.
8120 Mid America Blvd. Suite 200 Oklahoma City, OK 73135
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Chemical/Biological Decontamination
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8103-04-C-0131
Award Amount: $96,945.00
 

Abstract:

RTA Systems, Incorporated and their teaming partner, Terra Environmental Products Company (TEPCO) propose to develop a novel, spray-applied, water-based, two-part liquid formulation that can effectively clean Chemical/Biological (CB) agents from the surface of materials/parts and components and securely encapsulate or microencapsulate the agent within seconds. This CB Microencapsulating Decontamination System (CB-MICAP) will dry out by evaporation of water into small, sand-like microcapsules. The microcapsules will remain stable and will not leach or desorb the encapsulated agents for extended periods even after exposure to water. In the Phase I program, we will explore methods of modifying TEPCO's existing TERRACAPT microencapsulation formula, which has already been demonstrated to be effective against a variety of organic chemicals. Preliminary data indicates that it is also effective against a biological agent simulant. Modifications will focus on improving the formulation's efficacy to CB decontamination of materials/parts/components. Experiments in the Phase I program will focus on testing various formulation variables in bulk solution experiments. The Phase II program will evaluate spray application of the CB-MICAP formulation to materials/parts/components.

Principal Investigator:

Lyle D. Burns
Project Scientist
9183310214
lyledburns@aol.com

Business Contact:

Bill Johnson
President
4055903310
bjohnson@rtasys.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

RTA SYSTEMS, INC.
14260 Whipporwill Vista Choctaw, OK 73020

EIN/Tax ID: 900129924
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No