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Biological Aerosol Agent Fate Model

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Office for Chemical and Biological Defense
Contract: N00178-05-C-3086
Agency Tracking Number: C051-121-0004
Amount: $62,649.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: CBD05-121
Solicitation Number: 2005.1
Solicitation Year: 2005
Award Year: 2005
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2005-09-26
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2006-03-30
Small Business Information
10975 Doll Road
Monmouth, OR 97361
United States
DUNS: 048600451
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Bruce Lighthart
 CEO/Chief Scientist
 (503) 838-2264
Business Contact
 Bruce Lighthart
Title: CEO/Chief Scientist
Phone: (503) 838-2264
Research Institution

It is proposed to formulate an equation(s) to describe the (A) evaporation and (B) death rates of aerosolized bacteria in their spent culture fluid droplets. This formulation will account for effects of atmospheric temperature, relative humidity, solar radiation, droplet solute concentration, and droplet size effects perhaps including effects of solute-particle (i.e,, bacteria) concentration and packing. It is proposed to prepare this formulation in broad sense with what is known by the eminent participants in the project: an aeromicrobiologist, an atmospheric physicist, and atmospheric engineer/scientist. Subsequently the following sequence will be followed: (1) search the literature for relevant formulae, (2) prepare computer algorithms expressing the evaporation rate and bacterial survival in their spent culture fluid, and (3) validating the evaporation and death rate model using known data.

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