ALTERNATIVE STERILIZATION PROCESS FOR HEAT LIABLE GOODS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$50,000.00
Award Year:
1988
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
8561
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Electron Transfer Technologies
Po Box 160, Princeton, NJ, 08542
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
DR WILLIAM M AYERS
(609) 921-0070
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
A TWO STEP PROCESS FOR THE STERILIZATION OF HEAT LIABLE GOODS IS PROPOSED IN WHICH THE OXIDATION STRENGTH OF A GAS OR VAPOR IS ENHANCED THROUGH A PHOTOCHEMICAL REACTION. THE PHOTOCHEMICAL REACTION PRODUCES A SHORT LIVED OXIDANT SPECIES WHICH DISINFECTS THE ITEM BUT LEAVES NO TOXIC RESIDUE BEHIND. THIS APPROACH HAS THE ADVANTAGE THAT LESS TOXIC MATERIALS THAN THE CURRENTLY AVAILABLE STERILIZING GASES CAN BE STORED AND HANDLED MORE SAFELY. THE MOST OXIDIZING FORM IS ONLY PRODUCED BY THE PHOTOCHEMICAL REACTION IN THE STERILIZING CHAMBER.

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