ALTERNATIVE STERILIZATION PROCESS FOR HEAT LIABLE GOODS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$50,000.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N/A
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
Army
Award Year:
1988
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
8561
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
Electron Transfer Technologies
Po Box 160, Princeton, NJ, 08542
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 DR WILLIAM M AYERS
 (609) 921-0070
Business Contact
Phone: () -
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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