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High surface-area, mesoporous oxide adsorbent sampling system.

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
94903
Program Year/Program:
2010 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
A10A-018-0238
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
ARMY 10T018
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Orono Spectral Solutions Inc.
689 Odlin Road Bangor, ME -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: High surface-area, mesoporous oxide adsorbent sampling system.
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911SR-10-C-0084
Award Amount: $99,999.00
 

Abstract:

The overall goal of this Phase I project is to demonstrate the feasibility of an infrared transparent, micro-fluidic sampling system that will lead to a field-deployable detection system capable of detecting low ppb levels of chemical warfare (CW) agents in water. To accomplish this goal, the proposed detection system will combine high surface area, organically modified mesoporous oxide absorptive materials that are coated within a micro-fluidic sampling system for CW agent collection and concentration. Detection and identification of the concentrated CW agent will be accomplished by direct analysis of the micro-fluidic device via Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR). The main advantages of this approach are that it can operate in heterogeneous aqueous environments and will provide fast detection (< 10 min) and high sensitivity/selectivity to nonvolatile CW agents with minimal false alarms.

Principal Investigator:

Luke Doucette
Vice President
8662698007
luke.doucette@ossmaine.com

Business Contact:

Luke Doucette
Vice President
8662698007
luke.doucette@ossmaine.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Orono Spectral Solutions Inc.
983 Stillwater Avenue Old Town, ME 04468

EIN/Tax ID: 201477938
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
University of Maine
College Avenue
Orono, ME 4469
Contact: Michael M. Hastings
Contact Phone: 2075811484