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THE ENZYMATIC DEGRADATION OF POLYURETHANE PAINT BY SUBSTRATE ADDITION

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
9189
Program Year/Program:
1990 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
9189
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 2
Fiscal Year: 1990
Title: THE ENZYMATIC DEGRADATION OF POLYURETHANE PAINT BY SUBSTRATE ADDITION
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $156,767.00
 

Abstract:

ENZYMES HAVE BEEN USED IN INDUSTRY, FOR ANALYTICAL PURPOSES AND IN MEDICINE SINCE THE TURN OF THE CENTURY. THE LOW CONCENTRATION OF ENZYMES WHICH ARE NORMALLY PRODUCED BY WILD STRAINS, HOWEVER, WAS A CONSIDERABLE HINDRANCE FOR NEW RESEARCH AND APPLICATION UNTIL RECENT ADVANCES IN FERMENTATION CONDITIONS, GENETICS AND IMMOBILIZATION PROCESSES. THESE BREAKTHROUGHS HAVE ALLOWED THE ENZYME TECHNOLOGY FIELD TO BROADEN. ONE OF THE NEW AREAS OF RESEARCH IS ENZYMATIC DEGRADATION. TECHNICAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATES PROPOSES TO STUDY THE FEASIBILITY OF ENZYMATICALLY DEGRADING THE AIR FORCE POLYURETHANE PAINT LINE WITH SUBSTRATE ADDITION. THIS WOULD, IF SUCCESSFUL, REMOVE THE NECESSITY OF USING TOXIC, OFTEN CARCINOGENIC CHEMICALS IN TIME-CONSUMING, INEFFICIENT AND COSTLY PROCEDURES.

Principal Investigator:

Gail Bowers-irons
8015828080

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Technical Research Associates
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