DEVELOPMENT OF INSTRUMENTS TO MEASURE HUMAN EXPOSURE

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$490,603.00
Award Year:
1990
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
11228
Agency Tracking Number:
11228
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
999 Chicago Ave, Naperville, IL, 60540
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
() -
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
RECENT ADVANCES IN MICROELECTRONICS, CHEMICAL SENSORS, AND ELECTROANALYTICAL CHEMICAL METHODS ARE COMBINED TO PRODUCE ANEW CAPABILITY FOR PERSONAL EXPOSURE MONITORS (PEM'S). PEM'S HAVE BEEN SHOWN TO BE EFFECTIVE TOOLS FOR THE DETERMINATION OF HUMAN EXPOSURE TO A VARIETY OF TOXIC AGENTS IN OUTDOOR, IN-TRANSIT, AND INDOOR MICROENVIRONMENTS. THE SMALL PEM'S TO BE DEVELOPED INCLUDE A COMPUTER FOR INSTRUMENT CONTROL AS WELL AS DATA LOGGING. THE SENSORS UTILIZE DIFFERENTIAL ELECTROANALYTICAL METHODS SO THAT INCREASED VERSATILITY, SENSITIVITY, AND SELECTIVITY CAN BE ACHIEVED IN A SMALL, LOW-POWER SENSOR. THE IMPACT OF MODERN ELECTRONIC AND CHEMICAL SENSOR TECHNOLOGY ON THE HEALTH SCIENCES WILL BE ASSESSED, ESPECIALLY WITH RESPECT TO THE ASSESSMENT OF HUMAN EXPOSURE TO TOXIC AGENTS (AIRBORNE). THE RESEARCH IS SIGNIFICANT BECAUSE IT HAS IMPLICATIONS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF MICROINSTRUMENTATION THAT CAN BE USED IN A WIDE VARIETY OF APPLICATIONS.

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