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THE BIODEGRADATION OF FLUOROSILICONE

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
9188
Program Year/Program:
1988 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
9188
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
TECHNICAL RESEARCH ASSOC., INC.
P.O. Box 15278 Honolulu, HI 96830
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1988
Title: THE BIODEGRADATION OF FLUOROSILICONE
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $55,000.00
 

Abstract:

IMPORTANT IN AIRCRAFT, FLUOROSILICONES ARE WEATHERPROOF, WATER RESISTANT AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, LONG-LIVED. HOWEVER, THERE ARE NORMAL MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR INTERVALS DURING WHICH THE AIRCRAFT MUST BE STRIPPED. PRESENTLY, PHENOLIC SOLVENTS, HOT ALKALI METALS, FLUORINE GAS OR CHLORINE TRIFLUORIDE ARE EMPLOYED IN CONJUNCTION WITH SCRAPING. THIS CAN DAMAGE SURFACE AND UNDERLYING COMPOSITE MATERIAL. MICROBIAL DEGRADATION IS A SAFER, MORE EFFICIENT AND INEXPENSIVE TECHNIQUE AND CAN BE TARGET SELECTIVE. TECHNICAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATES PROPOSES TO STUDY THE FEASIBILITY OF DELIBERATELY BIODEGRADING OR TRANSFORMING THE FULLY CHARACTERIZED AIR FORCE CURED AND UNCURED FLUOROSILICONE ELASTOMERS. DEGRADATION EXPERIMENTS WILL BE RUN IN CONJUNCTION WITH ANALYTICAL AND ENZYMATIC ANALYSIS TO STUDY THE METABOLIC PROCESS. THE RATE AND EXTENT OF THE BIODEGRADABILITY OR TRANSFORMATION WILL BE EVALUATED, EXAMINING CHEMICAL, PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ASPECTS, IN ORDER TO FULLY OPTIMIZED THE BIOLOGICAL PROCESS.

Principal Investigator:

Gail bowers-irons
8015828080

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Technical Research Assocs Inc
410 Chipeta Wy - Ste 222 Salt Lake City, UT 84108

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