Nanoparticle Based Hand-Portable Waterless Decontamination System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Office for Chemical and Biological Defense
Contract: USZA22-02-C-0039
Agency Tracking Number: C2-0084
Amount: $749,760.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2002
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
1500 Hayes Drive, Manhattan, KS, 66502
DUNS: 046863929
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Olga Koper
 Director of Research and
 (785) 537-0179
Business Contact
 Ronald Sampson
Title: Chairman of the Board
Phone: (785) 532-3905
Research Institution
"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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