STUDY TO OBTAIN A SIMULANT FOR TESTING VX CONVERSION FILTERS

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 12335
Amount: $49,991.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1990
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
1075 S 13th St - Ste 205, Birmingham, AL, 35205
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dr Daniel R Coleman
 (205) 934-9151
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Research Institution
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Abstract
AGENT VX HAS A VERY LOW VAPOR PRESSURE AND IS QUITE REACTIVE. FOR THESE REASONS, IT HAS A TENDENCY TO ABSORB OR REACT IRREVERSIBLY ON MOST MATERIALS AND, THUS, THE QUANTITATIVE TRANSPORT OF VX THROUGH KEY COMPONENTS IN CW-AGENT DETECTORS IS DIFFICULT. FOR THIS REASON, IT IS COMMON TO DETECT VX AS ITS MORE VOLATILE "G-ANALOG" BY FIRST PASSING THE GAS STREAM ENTERING A DETECTOR THROUGH A SILVERFLOURIDE-IMPREGNATED FILTER. ALTHOUGH THIS FILTER IS SUITABLE IN MANY APPLICATIONS, IT IS QUITE UNSTABLE AND, THUS, THERE IS NEED FOR OTHER CONVERSION SUBSTRATES. VARIOUS REAGENT/MEMBRANE COMBINATIONS FOR USE AS A VX CONVERSION FILTER ARE COURRENTLY BEING DEVELOPED UNDER THE MARINE CORPS CHEMICAL/BIOLOGICAL DEFENSE TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM THROUGH THE U.S. ARMY CHEMICAL RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER (CRDEC). THE PURPOSE OF THE WORK DESCRIBED IN OUR PROPOSAL IS TO DEVELOP A SAFE AND COST-EFFECT VX SIMULANT FOR USE IN EVALUATING THE STABILITY OF UX CONVERSION FILTERS.

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