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Transportable System for Immediate Decon
Title: Principal Scientist
Phone: (303) 940-2355
Title: Vice President
Phone: (303) 940-2300
Surfaces and enclosed spaces (such as vehicle crew compartments) that are contaminated with chemical warfare (CW) or biological warfare (BW) agents must be rapidly decontaminated to allow continued operations. Unfortunately, all of the current decon technologies have significant disadvantages, such as excessive weight, bulk, cost and complexity, limited storage stability, and a need for hazardous materials that cannot be readily transported. Some current technologies are effective against either CW or BW agents, but not both; others are effective on surfaces or in decon of enclosed spaces, but not both. There is no easily transported, integrated system that is active against both CW and BW agents and effective both on surfaces and in enclosed spaces. TDA Research, Inc. (TDA) proposes to develop an inexpensive, compact system for immediate decon of both surfaces and enclosed spaces that is active against both CW and BW agents. TDA's system uses materials that are stable on storage and readily transported by air. It is readily operated and produces no hazardous residue. In Phase I TDA will conduct laboratory and field tests to demonstrate the feasibility of the system, and an engineering analysis to estimate its size and cost in production.
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