USEOF ENZYMES

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 847
Amount: $50,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1984
Solitcitation Year: N/A
Solitcitation Topic Code: N/A
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Pm Labs Of Nevada, Inc.,
822-f Hampshire Rd, Westlake, CA, 91361
Duns: N/A
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 PAUL H. DUTCH, PHD
 (805) 495-8840
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
HYDROLYZING AND OXIDATIVE ENZYME SYSTEMS WILL BE EVALUATED AND TESTED ON WATER SAMPLES SPIKED WITH ORGANOPHOSPHOROUS TOXIC CHEMICAL AGENTS CONTAINING P-F AND P-CN LINKAGES IN AN ATTEMPT TO DETOXIFY AND MAKE THE WATER DRINKABLE AGAIN. IF COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE ENZYMES ARE NOT EFFECTIVE, THEN PEROXIDASE TYPE OF ENZYMES WILL BE SYNTHESIZED USING ORGANOPHOSPHOROUS COMPOUNDS AS SUBSTRATES AND THEIR OPTIMUM DETOXIFICATION EFFECT WILL BE DETERMINED EXPERIMENTALLY. SUCH FACTORS SUCH AS THE MAXIMUM RATE OF TOXIC CHEMICAL DESTRUCTION AS A FUNCTION OF TEMPERATURE, PH PRESENCE OF COENZYMES, TRACE METALS AND FINALLY THE CONCENTRATION OF THE ENZYMES AS VARIABLE WILL BE TESTED. THE MOST PROMISING SYSTEM WILL BE REPORTED IN THE FINAL REPORT AFTER COMPLETION OF PHASE I PROGRAM. THE SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF PHASE I IS HIGHLY PROBABLE.

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