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Development of a Neutron-based Nondestructive Test Method for Concrete Petrography and Chemical Analysis

Award Information
Agency: Department of Commerce
Branch: National Institute of Standards and Technology
Contract: 70NANB19H049
Agency Tracking Number: 082-FY19-61
Amount: $105,597.71
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: None
Solicitation Number: N/A
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2019
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-08-01
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2020-01-31
Small Business Information
3401 Midlink Dr., Kalamazoo, MI, 49048
DUNS: 029170854
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Neal Berke
 (269) 384-9980
 nberke@tourneyconsulting.com
Business Contact
 Neal Berke
Phone: (269) 384-9980
Email: nberke@tourneyconsulting.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
To evaluate the technical feasibility of prompt gamma neutron activation (PGAA) as an alternative to a set of standard destructive tests of concrete petrography including aggregate type, water/cement ratio, aggregate/binder ratio, density, chloride content and chloride bulk diffusion constant; and to determine the specifications for the design of a dedicated commercial laboratory-based PGAA facility for the petrography of concrete.

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