Self-Regenerating Filter for Decontamination of Chemical and Biological Agents in Building Ventilation Systems

Award Information
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Branch: N/A
Contract: EP-D-04-028
Agency Tracking Number: EP-D-04-028
Amount: $69,935.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Science, Math & Engineering, Inc.
45 Manning Rd., Billerica, MA, 01821
DUNS: 799871686
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Michael Burns
 President
 (978) 663-9500
 burns@aerodyne.com
Business Contact
 Michael Burns
Title: President
Phone: (978) 663-9500
Email: burns@aerodyne.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has identified the need to protect buildings from chemical/biological assaults. Science, Math & Engineering, Inc., proposes to develop innovative, self-regenerating filters that combine filter media and ultraviolet radiation to neutralize and remove both chemical and biological agents in building ventilation systems. The goals of this Phase I research project are to: (1) compare performance of filter designs, (2) explore cost reduction for prototype assembly, and (3) demonstrate degradation of chemical and biological simulants. The commercial sector will benefit from low pressure drop self-regenerating filters in business ventilation systems, medical and microbiological facilities, food processing, waste remediation, private residences, commercial aircraft, and contaminated mailrooms. The military will benefit from chemical/biological protective face masks and clothing capable of self-decontamination.

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