Coating Solutions For Corrosion Inhibition and CW Agent Decon

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-05-C-0226
Agency Tracking Number: O043-C13-4117
Amount: $99,791.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: OSD04-C13
Solicitation Number: 2004.3
Small Business Information
200 Yellow Place, Pines Industrial Center, Rockledge, FL, 32955
DUNS: 175302579
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dwight Back
 PI/Sr. Chemical Engineer
 (321) 631-3550
Business Contact
 Michael Rizzo
Title: Controller
Phone: (321) 631-3550
Research Institution
Many Chemical Warfare (CW) agents can cause undetectable corrosion problems that accumulate over time to significant maintenance and repair problems, or catastrophic failures. In addition to the CW threat, the decontaminating agents that are used for detoxifying the surface-borne toxic CW-agents can cause severe corrosion of the material surfaces. Protection of military hardware (Army, Navy and Air Force) in a CW environment is a critical concern to DoD. Clearly, a simple, facility or field applied, decon solution that does not damage parts or materials, is safe for personnel, and results in non-toxic waste products is needed for rapidly decontaminating military parts. This decon solution also must be quick-acting (decon in minutes) and effective against both biological and chemical agents. Any alternative must also have a long shelf life to be feasible. The specific objective of Phase I is to develop and demonstrate a cleaner comprised of polymers, chelating agents, and polyvalent metals that have the properties to decontaminate and detoxify, and inhibit corrosion of aluminum, steels and even degradation of composites. Nanomaterials will also be evaluated for synergies in these formulations. We will also propose tasks to scale-up the synthesis and testing processes for Phase II.

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