Chemical/Biological Decontamination

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$96,945.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA8103-04-C-0131
Agency Tracking Number:
F041-258-1536
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
RTA SYSTEMS, INC.
14260 Whipporwill Vista, Choctaw, OK, 73020
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
143049117
Principal Investigator:
Lyle Burns
Project Scientist
(918) 331-0214
lyledburns@aol.com
Business Contact:
Bill Johnson
President
(405) 590-3310
bjohnson@rtasys.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
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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