FLUORINE PLASMA MODIFICATION OF FLEXIBLE MEMBRANE LINERS

Award Information
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 3507
Amount: $150,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1987
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
200 Homer Ave, Ashland, MA, 01721
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
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Business Contact
 LAWRENCE A. MURRAY
Title: PRESIDENT
Phone: (617) 881-6771
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
GROUNDWATER CONTAMINATION IS AN INCREASINGLY IMPORTANT CONCERN. THIS RESEARCH ADDRESSES THE TECHNOLOGY ASSOCIATED WITH PREVENTING CONTAMINATION BY IMPROVING THE DESIGN OF POLYMER LINERS USED IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF WASTE DISPOSAL CONTAINMENT SYSTEMS. POLYMERS CURRENTLY USED FOR FLEXIBLE MEMBRANE LINERS WILL BE TREATED WITH A FLUORINE GAS PLASMA TO MODIFY THEIR FURFACES. THE NOVEL MATERIALS PRODUCED WILL RETAIN THE BULK PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF THE ORGINAL MATERIALS, BUT WILL HAVE REDUCED GAS AND WATER PERMEABILITY,INCREASED THERMAL STABILITY, AND OZONE AND WEATHERING RESISTANCE, INCREASED CHEMICAL AND MOISTURE RESISTANCE, TO ANIMAL AND VEGETABLE OILS AND FATS, AND INCREASED RESIST ANCE TO HYDROCARBON SOLVENTS, FUELS, AND OILS.

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