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Corrosion Protection of High-Value Test&Evaluation Assets

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0147-14-C-7907
Agency Tracking Number: B13B-010-0112
Amount: $99,999.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA13-T010
Solicitation Number: 2013.B
Solicitation Year: 2013
Award Year: 2014
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2014-03-20
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2014-10-19
Small Business Information
7151 Discovery Drive
Chattanooga, TN -
United States
DUNS: 036255094
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Yes
Principal Investigator
 Jayesh Doshi
 (423) 267-6266
Business Contact
 Deana Scoggins
Title: Controller
Phone: (423) 267-6266
Research Institution
 Vanderbilt University
 Peter Pintauro
2400 Blackmore Ave
Nashville, TN 37212-
United States

 (615) 708-6407
 Nonprofit College or University

This STTR Phase I proposal proposes to design and develop reactive filter media using nanofiber technology to capture corrosion inducing particulate matter present in coastal region air. The fibrous filter media will be functionalized using ion exchange chemistry which is known to react with salt ions. The media will be characterized for its filtration performance, resistance to airflow, and dust holding capacity. The performance will be tailored by fiber diameter, porosity of the media and pore size. The filter media will be used to assemble a prototype filter device and be tested as a system. The filter will remove solid and dissolved salt particulate matter from the air stream and provide cleaner air. The corrosion inducing salt particulate matter will be removed via reactive chemistry on the filter media. The filter will be tested per American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineer"s (ASHRAE) standards to establish its filtration performance, resistance to airflow, and dust loading capacity. Additional parameters such as energy use and air quality will also be determined during the study. Approved for Public Release 14-MDA-7663 (8 January 14)

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