Chemical/Biological Decontamination

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8103-04-C-0131
Agency Tracking Number: F041-258-1536
Amount: $96,945.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: AF04-258
Solicitation Number: 2004.1
Small Business Information
14260 Whipporwill Vista, Choctaw, OK, 73020
DUNS: 143049117
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Lyle Burns
 Project Scientist
 (918) 331-0214
Business Contact
 Bill Johnson
Title: President
Phone: (405) 590-3310
Research Institution
RTA Systems, Incorporated and their teaming partner, Terra Environmental Products Company (TEPCO) propose to develop a novel, spray-applied, water-based, two-part liquid formulation that can effectively clean Chemical/Biological (CB) agents from the surface of materials/parts and components and securely encapsulate or microencapsulate the agent within seconds. This CB Microencapsulating Decontamination System (CB-MICAP) will dry out by evaporation of water into small, sand-like microcapsules. The microcapsules will remain stable and will not leach or desorb the encapsulated agents for extended periods even after exposure to water. In the Phase I program, we will explore methods of modifying TEPCO's existing TERRACAPT microencapsulation formula, which has already been demonstrated to be effective against a variety of organic chemicals. Preliminary data indicates that it is also effective against a biological agent simulant. Modifications will focus on improving the formulation's efficacy to CB decontamination of materials/parts/components. Experiments in the Phase I program will focus on testing various formulation variables in bulk solution experiments. The Phase II program will evaluate spray application of the CB-MICAP formulation to materials/parts/components.

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