AN ADVANCED RESPIRATORY PROTECTIVE DEVICE

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 5351
Amount: $400,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1988
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Transducer Research Inc.
1228 Olympus Drive, Naperville, IL, 60540
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Joseph R Stetter
 Principal Investigator
 (312) 369-1336
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
MASKS AND FILTERS ARE WORN OVER THE HEAD OR FACE TO PROTECT INDIVIDUALS FROM EXPOSURE TO TOXIC CHEMICAL VAPORS. IN THESE DEVICES, THERE IS NO CONVENIENT OR EFFECTIVE WAY TO TELL WHETHER THE ADSORBENT IN THE MASK IS FRESH OR USED. A SENSOR THAT COULD FIT INSIDE THE PROTECTIVE SORBENT BED AND TELL THE REMAINING USEFUL LIFETIME OF THE FILTER WOULD BE IDEAL. IN THIS PROJECT, A MICROCOMPUTER MICROSENSOR WILL BEDESIGNED AND FABRICATED. THIS SENSOR CAN FIT INSIDE A CARBON ADSORBENT BED IN A CANNISTER FILTER AND INDICATE WHETHER THE FILTER IS OPERATING PROPERLY OR WHETHER IT IS USED AND HAZARDOUS VAPORS ARE PENETRATING THE PROTECTIVE DEVICE. THE FEASIBILITY OF AN ADVANCED RESPIRATORY PROTECTIVE DEVICE THAT CAN ALERT THE USER WHEN IT IS NO LONGER EFFECTIVE IS ASSESSED.

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