THE ENZYMATIC DEGRADATION OF POLYURETHANE PAINT BY SUBSTRATE ADDITION

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$156,767.00
Award Year:
1990
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
9189
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Technical Research Associates
410 Chipeta Wy - Ste 222, Salt Lake City, UT, 84108
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Gail Bowers-irons
(801) 582-8080
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
ENZYMES HAVE BEEN USED IN INDUSTRY, FOR ANALYTICAL PURPOSES AND IN MEDICINE SINCE THE TURN OF THE CENTURY. THE LOW CONCENTRATION OF ENZYMES WHICH ARE NORMALLY PRODUCED BY WILD STRAINS, HOWEVER, WAS A CONSIDERABLE HINDRANCE FOR NEW RESEARCH AND APPLICATION UNTIL RECENT ADVANCES IN FERMENTATION CONDITIONS, GENETICS AND IMMOBILIZATION PROCESSES. THESE BREAKTHROUGHS HAVE ALLOWED THE ENZYME TECHNOLOGY FIELD TO BROADEN. ONE OF THE NEW AREAS OF RESEARCH IS ENZYMATIC DEGRADATION. TECHNICAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATES PROPOSES TO STUDY THE FEASIBILITY OF ENZYMATICALLY DEGRADING THE AIR FORCE POLYURETHANE PAINT LINE WITH SUBSTRATE ADDITION. THIS WOULD, IF SUCCESSFUL, REMOVE THE NECESSITY OF USING TOXIC, OFTEN CARCINOGENIC CHEMICALS IN TIME-CONSUMING, INEFFICIENT AND COSTLY PROCEDURES.

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