New Generation Nanocrystalline Materials for CB protection

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W911SR-05-P-0066
Award Id:
74178
Agency Tracking Number:
A054-024-0147
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
1310 Research Park Drive, Manhattan, KS, 66502
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
946856804
Principal Investigator:
Ravichandra Mulukutla
Senior Scientist
(785) 537-0179
ravi@nanmatinc.com
Business Contact:
Aaron Madison
VP Finance and Controller
(785) 537-0179
madisona@nanoactive.com
Research Institution:
KANSAS STATE UNIV.
Paul R Lowe
2 Fair Child Hall, PreAward Services
Manhattan, KS, 66506
(785) 532-6804
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
The objective of this STTR Phase I proposal is to develop new generation nanocrystalline materials which would be superior to surface modified activated carbon in terms of adsorption capacity and selectivity towards chemical agents and very importantly are expected to have unique capabilities of destructive adsorption. NanoScale Materials Inc. will utilize the nanocrystalline materials developed at Kansas State University and follow with characterization, adsorption capacity and reactivity studies. The synthesis method proposed has great potential for developing new generation smart adsorbents, which could possess extraordinary physical and chemical properties. The chemical testing methodologies proposed will address the adsorption capacity, destructive adsorption and the rate of decomposition of chemical warfare agent simulants. The research and development carried out in this project will identify improved synthesis methods for new generation nanocrystalline materials and demonstrate the feasibility to adapt these technologies to provide enhanced protection against CB agents.

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