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Sterilization and Decontamination of Surfaces Contaminated

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
40208
Program Year/Program:
1998 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
40208
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
APPLIED PULSED POWER, INC.
2025 Dryden Road P.O. Box 348 Freeville, NY 13068
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1998
Title: Sterilization and Decontamination of Surfaces Contaminated
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $98,592.00
 

Abstract:

Decontamination of military personnel, equipment and facilities that have been exposed to deadly biological and / or chemical warfare agents is of critical concern to U.S. Armed Forces. Conventional technologies used for decontamination and sterilization suffer from drawbacks that include toxic effluents, radiation hazards to personnel, and very long time scales for the decontamination process pressure plasma system, which has already proven effective in sterilizing simple bacteria like E. coli and decomposing chemical warfare agent simulants, to effect sterilization of difficult to neutralize spores like bacillus subtilus. The plasma system will also be used to decontaminate metal and cloth surfaces that have been exposed to chemical warfare agent simulants. Standard characterization techniques, like gas chromatography and mass spectrometry, will be used to determine the residual chemical agent, and by-products, after exposure to the plasma. Standard plating and counting techniques will be used to determine the efficacy of the plasma treatment on the model biological warfare pathogens.

Principal Investigator:

Eusebio Garate
714644668

Business Contact:

Eusebio Garate
714644668
Small Business Information at Submission:

Applied Pulsed Power Tech.
614 1/2 Narcissus Ave. Corona Del Mar, CA 92625

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
University of Tennessee
404 Andy Holt Tower,
Knoxville, TN 37996
Contact: E. Christine Cox
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university