Award Information
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Branch: N/A
Contract: NBCHC050013
Agency Tracking Number: 0421119
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
11 Harts Lane, East Brunswick, NJ, 08816
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Ronald Gumbs
 (732) 257-9049
Business Contact
 Ronald Gumbs
Title: President
Phone: (732) 257-9049
Research Institution
This proposal addresses the need for thin, strippable and fast drying coatings for decontaminating surfaces exposed to wide-area toxic industrial chemicals. The goal is to encapsulate and neutralize the hazardous agents by using a low cost film, which is peeled from the surface after drying. The technical approach entails the formulation and evaluation of high molecular weight emulsion polymers with very low peel strength and high cohesive strength. Reactive materials will be added to the dispersion to neutralize the chemical agents by electron transfer reactions. The efficiency of decontamination will be evaluated to determine feasibility of the concept. Peelability of the activated coatings from various surfaces found in building interiors and exteriors will be determined in Phase I in efforts to demonstrate the broad spectrum utility and economic advantages of the proposed technology. Phase II will involve the application and evaluation of the coatings on large areas in the laboratory in efforts to demonstrate commercial viability. If the project is successful, it will provide the Nation with a low-cost method for decontaminating chemical, biological and radiological materials resulting from an attack by terrorists.

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