Investigation of Electrophoresis as a Novel Coating Mechanism for Sealing Concrete

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W9132T-06-C-0011
Agency Tracking Number: O043-C02-2038
Amount: $749,930.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: OSD04-C02
Solicitation Number: 2004.3
Small Business Information
SPACE HARDWARE OPTIMIZATION TECHNOLOGY,
7200 Highway 150, Greenville, IN, 47124
DUNS: 621970383
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Paul Todd
 Principal Investigator
 (812) 923-9591
 ptodd@shot.com
Business Contact
 Mark Deuser
Title: President
Phone: (812) 923-9591
Email: mdeuser@shot.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
SHOT proposes to capitalize on our successful phase I effort of using electrophoresis as a novel coating mechanism for sealing concrete. Previous and ongoing research suggest that nanometer scale particles can be migrated into hardened cement paste resulting in dramatically lower hydraulic permeability. Our previous experience in developing electrophoretic hardware provides an ideal foundation for the development of new hardware for additional applications of this unique process. The SHOT team will design and develop an ideal sealant/coating solution as well as the hydraulic equipment as key components of the SHOT® Electrophoretic Sealing System (E-Seal). This system will be used to verified and validate samples of cement paste. Additionally, concrete samples will also be treated and evaluated for the effectiveness of the treatment in reducing the hydraulic permeability of concrete. The results of this testing and analysis will guide SHOT in designing equipment and optimizing the treatment coating solutions which in turn, will produce a viable and effective concrete coating system.

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