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Perchlorate Sensing Platform for In-Field Groundwater Monitoring

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: National Institutes of Health
Contract: 1R43ES024636-01
Agency Tracking Number: R43ES024636
Amount: $150,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: NIEHS
Solicitation Number: PA13-234
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2014
Award Year: 2014
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
12345 W 52ND AVE
WHEAT RIDGE, CO 80033-1916
United States
DUNS: 181947730
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 ROBERT BOLSKAR
 (303) 940-2329
 bolskar@tda.com
Business Contact
 JOHN WRIGHT
Phone: (303) 940-2300
Email: jdwright@tda.com
Research Institution
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Abstract

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): New and improved technologies are needed for monitoring perchlorate contamination in groundwater. TDA Research Inc. proposes a new portable sensor platform for in-the-field monitoring of the perchlorate anion, ClO4-, for which the recommended remediation goal is less than 3.6 parts-per-billion (3.6 ppb) in water. Perchlorate is a toxic anion that interferes with the uptake of iodide (a necessary element in thyroid hormones) by the thyroid. This inhibition decreases theproduction of thyroid hormones; thus, exposure to perchlorate needs to be avoided by the developing fetus as well as by infants and children. Perchlorate is highly water soluble, stable, and difficult to detect by chemical or instrumental means. It can betransported by groundwater over long distances, leading to extensive and persistent contamination. Both drinking water sources and food supplies can be contaminated by perchlorate. Therefore, detecting and quantifying perchlorate is a priority for saf

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