DEVELOPMENT OF ENVIRONMENTALLY ACCEPTABLE HALON ALTERNATIVES

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$320,430.00
Award Year:
1993
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
15318
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Mainstream Engineering Corp.
200 Yellow Place, Rockledge, FL, 32955
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Lawrence Grzyll
Principal Investigator
(407) 631-3550
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
PHASE I OF THIS EFFORT PROPOSES TO DETERMINE THE FEASIBILITY OF USING THE COMPUTATIONAL CHEMISTRY DATABASE SYSTEM FOR IDENTIFYING SUITABLE FIRE-SUPPRESSION ALTERNATIVES. DATA ON THE PHYSICAL, CHEMICAL, STRUCTURAL, THERMODYNAMIC, AND FIRE-SUPPRESSION PROPERTIES ON AS MANY COMPOUNDS AS POSSIBLE WILL BE ADDED TO THE DATABASE. THE COMPUTATIONAL CHEMISTRY DATABASE SYSTEM WILL THEN BE USED TO IDENTIFY CANDIDATE COMPOUNDS WITH IMPROVED FIRE-SUPPRESSION PROPERTIES OVER PREVIOUS MOLECULES. THE FIRE-SUPPRESSION PROPERTIES OF THE CANDIDATE COMPOUNDS WILL BE EXPERIMENTALLY VERIFIED AND ADDED TO THE DATABASE, EXPANDING AND IMPROVING IT. ANTICIPATED BENEFITS/POTENTIAL COMMERICAL APPLICATIONS - SINCE ELIMINATING THE USE OF OZONE-DAMAGING COMPOUNDS IS CALLED FOR IN THE MONTREAL PROTOCOL, THIS METHOD OF FINDING ALTERNATIVE COMPOUNDS COULD BE USED BY THE COMMERCIAL SECTOR FOR DEVELOPING REFRIGERANT ALTERNATIVES AND SOLVENT ALTERNATIVES AS WELL AS FIRE-SUPPRESSION ALTERNATIVES.

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