STUDY TO OBTAIN A SIMULANT FOR TESTING VX CONVERSION FILTERS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$49,991.00
Award Year:
1990
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
12335
Agency Tracking Number:
12335
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
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Dr Daniel R Coleman
(205) 934-9151
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
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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