A PORTABLE LIQUID CHROMATOGRAPH TO MONITOR ISOCYANATES IN AIR

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Amount:
$50,000.00
Award Year:
1990
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N/A
Agency Tracking Number:
13087
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Transducer Research Inc
1228 Olympus Dr, Naperville, IL, 60540
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 Joseph R Stetter
 (708) 974-2107
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
ORGANIC ISOCYANATES, FOUND IN PLASTICS, PAINTS, AND EXPLOSIVES, ARE ALSO HIGHLY TOXIC. THEY POSE AN INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE PROBLEM BECAUSE THE LOW TOXIC CONCENTRATIONS ARE NOT EASILY MONITORED IN REAL TIME. WE PROPOSE TO COMBINE A RECENTLY-DEVELOPED PORTABLE LIQUID CHROMATOGRAPH WITH A PERMEATION ABSORBER TO EXTRACT ISOCYANATES FROM THE AIR AND MEASURE THEM UNDER FULLY AUTOMATIC CONTROL. THE PERMEATION ABSORBER WILL CONTAIN TRAPPING REAGENTS THAT FORM ELECTROCHEMICALLY-ACTIVE PRODUCTS FOR HIGH SENSITIVITY OF 20 PPH TOLUENE DIISOCYANATE, WILL WEIGH UNDER 15 LBS., AND WILL OPERATE FOR A WEEK ON A BATTERY CHARGE.

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