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A DIRECT TEST FOR CHLORAMINES IN HEMODIALYSIS WATER

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
13832
Program Year/Program:
1990 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
13832
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Serim Research Corpon
23575 County Road 106 Elkhart, IN 46514
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1990
Title: A DIRECT TEST FOR CHLORAMINES IN HEMODIALYSIS WATER
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $39,613.00
 

Abstract:

CHLORAMINES ARE STRONGLY HEMOLYTIC AND, THEREFORE, ARE HIGHLY TOXIC TO HEMODIALYSIS PATIENTS. PURIFIED WATER FOR DIALYSIS SHOULD NOT CONTAIN MORE THAN 0.1 PPM OF CHLORAMINES. PRESENTLY, THERE IS NO TEST AVAILABLE FOR THE DIRECT MEASUREMENT OF CHLORAMINES. RATHER, THE LEVEL OF CHLORAMINES IS OBTAINED BY CALCULATION OF THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE TOTAL CHLORINE AND FREE CHLORINE LEVELS. THE OVERALL GOAL OF THIS PROJECT IS TO DEVELOP A TWO-STEP, ON-SITE TEST SYSTEM THAT WILL BE CAPABLE OF MEASURING CHLORAMINES DIRECTLY. IN THE FIRST STEP, A SPECIFIC, SOLID-PHASE REAGENT WILL BE USED TO SCAVENGE FREE CHLORINE (HYPOCHLOROUS ACID) FROM THE SAMPLE. IN THE SECOND STEP, CHLORAMINES WILL BE DETECTED BY REACTION WITH CHROMOGENIC REAGENTS. ANY COLOR DEVELOPED IN THE SECOND STEP WILL BE FREE OF INTERFERENCE BY FREE CHLORINE AND WILL BE A DIRECT MEASURE OF CHLORAMINE LEVELS. THE SENSITIVITY OF THE CHLORAMINE DETECTION STEP WILL BE INCREASED BY IMMOBILIZING THE REAGENT IN A POROUS MATRIX THROUGH WHICH LARGE VOLUMES OF SAMPLE CAN BE PASSED.

Principal Investigator:

J E Christner
2192643440

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Serim Research Corp
Po Box 4002 23575 County Rd #106 Elkhart, IN 46514

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