Auto-regenerating Decontaminant Coating for Fabrics and Surfaces

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Office for Chemical and Biological Defense
Contract: F08637-02-C-7023
Agency Tracking Number: C021-0081
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2002
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
4500-B Hawkins Street NE, Albuquerque, NM, 87109
DUNS: 794590596
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Patrick Dhooge
 Director of Business Deve
 (505) 345-2707
 pdhooge@etec-nm.com
Business Contact
 Michelle Molter
Title: Director of Administratio
Phone: (505) 345-2707
Email: mmolter@etec-nm.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
"The Department of Defense Chemical and Biological Defense Program has a need for a highly effective, relatively low cost, low human toxicity coating or surface treatment that can be applied to fabrics and other surfaces to render them self-decontaminatingto chemical and biological warfare agents. ETEC has identified a novel chemistry that promises to be a highly effective self-regenerating decontaminating agent at room temperature. The chemistry can be applied as an active coating or as a modification tocellulosic fibers. The novel agent will fully neutralize both chemical and biological agents, and it will have very low toxicity to humans. The Phase I effort will demonstrate the feasibility of this agent through preparation of the new chemistry on cottoncloth and as a coating on a metal substrate, decontamination effectiveness testing, and cost estimation. The Phase I effort includes selecting the best embodiments, determining decontamination effectiveness using simulated contaminants, developing thebonding and coating chemistry, estimating cost, and reporting results. Phase I will determine the feasibility of the novel chemistry. The result of Phase II will be two products, a self-decontaminating fabric treatment and a durable self-decontaminatingsurface coating. The benefits of the products will be greater operations efficiency and lower cost, better availability and increased life of equipment and clothing during CBW scenarios, a

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