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Breathable Clothing Material for Chemical Agent Protection for the Soldier

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
52982
Program Year/Program:
2001 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
A013-0011
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ventana research
831 North Camino Miramonte Tucson, AZ -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2001
Title: Breathable Clothing Material for Chemical Agent Protection for the Soldier
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: DAAD19-02-C-0014
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

This proposal entails the fabrication of selective permeable reverse microemulsion derived elastomeric membranes which are fabricated using rapid prototyping (RP) techniques. Rp offers a significant advantage in that it is capable of forming membraneshaving controlled porosity and microstructural architectures on a three dimensional level rather than the two dimensional level attained by conventional membrane fabrication routes. Furthermore, this work also details the synthesis of new, highflexibility liquid crystalline copolymer membrane materials exhibiting predicted lower permeability than conventional butyl elastomer.The ability to fabricate transparent controlled porosity and selectively permeable membranes will have tremendouscommercial utility. First these materials could find use in chemical process industries as improved gas or liquid purification/separation membranes. An example of this could involve the removal of trace organics from water or water impurities from engineoil. These membranes could also be used as an effective means of separating viruses or bacteria from drinking water. Finally these selectively permeable membranes may find use as bandages for severe burn victims due to its ability to readily allowperspiration evaporation yet prevent dirt contact with the wounds while they heal.

Principal Investigator:

John L. Lombardi
President
5203250440
ventanaresearch@qwest.net

Business Contact:

John L. Lombardi
President
5203250440
ventanaresearch@qwest.net
Small Business Information at Submission:

VENTANA RESEARCH
831 North Camino Miramonte Tucson, AZ 85716

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
THE UNIV. OF ARIZONA
Department of Chemistry
Tucson, AZ 85721
Contact: David F. O'Brien
Contact Phone: (520) 621-6098
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university