Nanoparticle Based Hand-Portable Waterless Decontamination System

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Office for Chemical and Biological Defense
Amount:
$0.00
Award Year:
2002
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
USZA22-02-C-0039
Agency Tracking Number:
C2-0084
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Nanoscale Materials, Inc.
1500 Hayes Drive, Manhattan, KS, 66502
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
046863929
Principal Investigator:
Olga Koper
Director of Research and
(785) 537-0179
olga@nanmatinc.com
Business Contact:
Ronald Sampson
Chairman of the Board
(785) 532-3905
rsampsn@ksu.edu
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
"The objective of this Phase II proposal is to develop a hand-portable waterless decontamination system based on Reactive Nanoparticle Technology to address chemical and biological threats. Currently fielded chemical warfare decontamination technologieseither rely on harsh oxidants (such as bleach) or logistically complicated bulky, equipment (such as high temperature pressure washers). An ideal first response decontamination system would be hand portable, ready-to-use and effective on contact.Further, the decontaminant of this ideal system would not harm either personnel or materiel. Nanoscale Materials, Inc. (NMI) has identified several unique reactive nanoparticle (RNP) formulations that hold promise as chemical and biological warfare agentdecontaminants. RNPs have been shown to destructively adsorb a variety of chemical warfare agents and their related simulants. By incorporating RNPs in a pressurized container it would be possible to develop a waterless handheld decontamination systemthat is portable, effective, and logistics free."

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