Cleaning Solutions That Improve Corrosion Resistance of Aluminum Alloys

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-05-M-5016
Agency Tracking Number: O043-C16-1014
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: OSD04-C16
Solicitation Number: 2004.3
Small Business Information
1024 S. Innovation Way, Stillwater, OK, 74074
DUNS: 879735579
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Arif Mamedov
 Principal Investigator
 (405) 372-9535
Business Contact
 Jim Luby
Title: Chief Operating Officer
Phone: (405) 372-9535
Research Institution
Surface cleaning is extremely important in that it removes common surface contaminants such as loose metal oxides, oils, dirt, etc. that have deleterious effects on the wetting and adhesion of subsequently applied coatings. However, during the cleaning process, matrix dealloying and redeposition of copper, which have been shown to be sites for corrosion initiation. Nomadics will use custom synthesized chelating additives, which have high affinity to copper ions, to prevent the formation of copper "islands." This will reduce corrosion. The process will be easy to apply without undesirable environmental impact.

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