UP TO 35,000 WORKERS OF THE U.

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$50,000.00
Award Year:
1986
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
4585
Agency Tracking Number:
4585
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
115 M. Umstead Industrial Park, Raleigh, NC, 27612
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
BUCK DOWDY
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Business Contact:
J. Buck Dowdy
Investigator
(919) 787-4479
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
UP TO 35,000 WORKERS OF THE U.S. CHEMICAL INDUSTRY AND MORE THAN 270,000 WORKERS IN THE PETROLEUM AND COAL-RELATED IN- DUSTRIES MAY BE EXPOSED DAILY TO CARCINOGENIC AND MUTANOGENIC COMPOUNDS FROM THE AROMATIC AMINE GROUP. COAL GAS, INC DEVELOPED A VERY SIMPLE HIGH-TECHNOLOGY APPROACH TO MONITORING THE EXPOSURE OF PERSONNEL TO TRACE LEVELS OF POLLUTANTS AND IS PROPOSING TO CONDUCT R&D WHICH WILL EXTENDTHE TECHNOLOGY TO AROMATIC AMINES. COAL GAS, INC TECHNOLOGY,DENOTED CHROMOSENSE (TM), CONSISTS OF A THIN WAFER WHICH CHANGES COLOR UPON EXPOSURE TO SPECIFIC GASES AND OF AN ELECTRONIC DUAL-BEAM PHOTOMETER WHICH CAN BE USED TO QUANTITIZE THE COLOR THAT DEVELOPS UPON EXPOSURE. EACH WAFER HAS A COLOR CHART WHICH ALLOWS VISUAL ESTIMATES OF THE EXPOSURE. THE ELECTRONIC PHOTOMETER ALLOWS MORE ACCURATEASSESSMENT OF THE EXPOSURE VIA A DIRECT INTERFACE TO A COMPUTER FOR ROUTINE DAILY DOCUMENTATIONS OF THE EXPOSURE OFEACH INDIVIDUAL.

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