A Water Sealant with Anti-microbial Functionality Developed for Concrete Surfaces and Deposited by Electrophoresis (7265-060)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$99,953.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
W9132T-05-C-0012
Solitcitation Year:
2004
Solicitation Number:
2004.3
Branch:
Army
Award Year:
2005
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
O043-C02-2082
Solicitation Topic Code:
OSD04-C02
Small Business Information
PHYSICAL SCIENCES, INC.
20 New England Business Center, Andover, MA, 01810
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
073800062
Principal Investigator
 Edward Salley
 Sr. Research Scientist
 (978) 689-0003
 salley@psicorp.com
Business Contact
 B. Green
Title: President, PSI R&D Operations
Phone: (978) 689-0003
Email: green@psicorp.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Physical Sciences Inc. proposes to electrophoretically deposit a coating of lithium silicate and photoactive titanium dioxide nanoparticles onto concrete providing a totally inorganic, room-temperature cured, concrete sealant. This coating scheme will be shown to not only reduce water permeability but will also benefit from the antimicrobial properties of the reactive titanium dioxide nanoparticles. The photoactive nature of the titanium dioxide will inhibit bacteria, mold, fungus, and algae growth on the concrete surface providing added long-term benefit. Phase 1 will validate the advantages of the proposed method via reduction in water permeability and demonstration of the anti-microbial functionality of the coating.

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