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VERSAR PROPOSES TO EXAMINE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE CLAYS…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
1090
Program Year/Program:
1984 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
1090
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Versar Inc.
P.O. Box 1549 6850 Versar Center Springfield, VA 22151
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1984
Title: VERSAR PROPOSES TO EXAMINE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE CLAYS SUSPENDED IN LIQUID MEDIA TO REMOVE ORGANOPHOSPHORUS POISON, MUSTARD, PROTEINACEOUS MATERIAL, AND POLYNUCLEOTIDES FROM CONTAMINATED OBJECTS.
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $62,315.00
 

Abstract:

VERSAR PROPOSES TO EXAMINE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE CLAYS SUSPENDED IN LIQUID MEDIA TO REMOVE ORGANOPHOSPHORUS POISON, MUSTARD, PROTEINACEOUS MATERIAL, AND POLYNUCLEOTIDES FROM CONTAMINATED OBJECTS. THIS EFFECTIVENESS WILL BE EVALUATED BY MEASURING AND COMPARING THE COMPONENTS OF THE PARTITIONING/SORPTIVE PROCESS THAT ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR REMOVAL OF THE AGENTS. PHASE I EXPERIMENTS WILL TEST: (A) SORPTION OF CHEMICAL/BIOOLOGICAL AGENTS FROM LIQUID MEDIUM BY SORBENT, (B) SORPTION OF CHEMICAL AGENT BY PER MEABLE SURFACE MATERIAL IN THE PRESENCE OF LIQUID MEDIUM, AND (C) RETENTION OF CHEMICAL/BIOLOGICAL AGENT BY SORBENT. CLAY-CONTAINING FORMULATIONS FOR DECONTAMINATION, UNLIKE FORMULATIONS WHICH CONTAIN STRONG OXIDIZERS OR BASES, SHOULD NOT DAMAGE TE SURFACES OF INTERIOR CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS OR STATE-OF-THE-ART ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT. FURTHERMORE, REMOVAL OF AGENTS BY SORPTION WITH CLAY IS RAPID, E.G., ADSORPTION OF SOMAN BY CLAY SUSPENDED IN HEXANE IS ABOUT 90% COMPLETE WITHIN 30 SEC. THE RESULTS OBTAINED FROM PHASE 1 WILL ENABLE THE AIR FORCE TO DECIDE WHICH COMBINATIONS OF SORBENT AND SUSPENDING LIQUID TO DEVELOP FOR DECONTAMINATING THE INTERIOR OF A DEEP BASE.

Principal Investigator:

Norman w. gabel
7037503000

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Versar Inc.
6850 Versar Center Springfield, VA 22151

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