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Responsive Sequestration Coating

Award Information

Department of Defense
Office for Chemical and Biological Defense
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Program Year/Program:
2013 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
12345 W 52ND AVE WHEAT RIDGE, CO 80033-1916
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: Responsive Sequestration Coating
Agency / Branch: DOD / CBD
Contract: W911NF-13-P-0011
Award Amount: $100,000.00


TDA Research, Inc. and the University of Colorado at Boulder will team together to develop a responsive sequestration coating for chemical warfare agents. The coating will be easily applied to surfaces where it will cover and contain chemical warfare agents on vehicles or other hardware known or suspected to be contaminated. A color change of the coating will indicate locations of underlying surface chemical warfare agent contamination. The agents will be contained in the coating where they will be reactively decontaminated. The coating will be robust, but easily stripped off / peeled off from the underlying surface and it will leave the vehicle / hardware undamaged and fully decontaminated. The deadly agents adsorbed by the film will also be decontaminated automatically. During the coating application process and the period when the coating is left on the vehicle, chemical agent will not be spread to other surfaces nor will it be able to evaporate through the coating. The coating process will not aerosolize the liquid agent on the surface and it will prevent the agent from evaporating to the surrounding air.

Principal Investigator:

Brian J. Elliott
Principal Chemical Engineer
(303) 940-2341

Business Contact:

John D. Wright
Chief Technology Officer
(303) 940-2300
Small Business Information at Submission:

TDA Research, Inc.
12345 West 52nd Avenue Wheat Ridge, CO -

EIN/Tax ID: 841043375
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No