Advanced Column and Accumulator for Low Power Consumption GC

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Office for Chemical and Biological Defense
Amount:
$99,995.00
Award Year:
1998
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
40398
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
DIFFRACTION LTD.
P.O. Box 1115, Waitsfield, VT, 05673
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Scott W. Tighe
(802) 496-6642
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
This Phase I research will focus on developing a low power usage chip-based micromachined CC (MMGC) column and sample accumulator. The design of this Innovative miniaturized MMGC will be aimed at reducing the amount of time needed for an analysis. The unique column approach incorporates a stationary phase that will separate organic compounds efficiently. We will investigate the use of several different stationary phase compounds in removable or changeable) MMGC columns or.a multiple column chip. The MMCC chip-based column will be temperature programmable in a multi-zone configuration. Inherent to the design is a unique micromachined organic vapor sampling device employing an innovative microthermal accumulator. Evaluation of this gas chromatographic (GC) column and sample accumulator will be performed using a breadboard set up using organic compounds which are specific in warfare situations.

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