Corrosion Protection of Aluminum Aerospace Alloys by Biofilm Appliques

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911NF-04-C-0085
Agency Tracking Number: A045-003-0155
Amount: $99,869.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: A04-T003
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
4119 White Bear Parkway, St. Paul, MN, 55110
DUNS: 186173662
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Margarita Kharshan
 Lab. Director
 (651) 429-1100
 rkharshan@cortecvci.com
Business Contact
 Art Ahlbrecht
Title: Vice President of R&D
Phone: (651) 429-1100
Email: art.ahlbrecht@cortecvci.com
Research Institution
 University of California of Irvine
 Peggy J Arps
 Chem Eng & Matls Science , School of Engineering
Irvine, CA, 92697
 (949) 824-2800
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
Fabrication procedures have been proposed to develop biofilm-containing appliques capable of mitigating the corrosion of aluminum aerospace alloys (e.g. AA2024-T3). The proposed methods are expected to produce surface protective flexible polymer coatings that containing bacterial biofilms capable of providing corrosion protection to the metal surfaces of aircraft and other military equipment to which they are applied.

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