On Demand Energy Activated Liquid Decontaminants and Cleaning Solutions

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911NF-12-C-0076
Agency Tracking Number: A12A-005-0232
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2012
Solicitation Topic Code: A12a-T005
Solicitation Number: 2012.A
Small Business Information
TDA Research, Inc.
12345 W. 52nd Ave., Wheat Ridge, CO, -
DUNS: 181947730
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 C. France
 Senior Chemist
 (303) 940-2357
Business Contact
 John Wright
Title: Chief Technology Officer
Phone: (303) 940-2300
Email: jdwright@tda.com
Research Institution
 Battelle Memorial Institute
 K. D Monson
 505 King Ave.
Columbus, OH, 43201-2011
 (614) 424-3934
 Domestic nonprofit research organization
On-site activated decontaminants are ideal because the activated solution is highly reactive and can quickly destroy chemical and biological warfare agents, but prior to activation the decontaminant ingredients can be safely stored for years, shipped, handled and have a long shelf life. TDA"s electrochemical decontamination (EC-Decon) technology utilizes electrical activation of an inert salt solution to produce a reactive and effective decontaminant solution. Before any decontaminant with claims of efficacy against a biological organism can be sold in the U.S., it must be registered with the EPA under FIFRA. The EPA regulates these items to ensure that they are effective, safe to use and are employed correctly. This solution has already been shown to be effective against anthrax spores using EPA-approved efficacy protocols. The goal of this project (Phase I and II) is to demonstrate that the EC Decon system can safely accomplish the chemical and biological decon objectives stated in the solicitation under real world conditions. TDA and our partner, Battelle, will carry out toxicology tests to confirm that the system will operate safely (supporting EPA registration), and tests with CW and BW agent surrogates on coupons simulating real world conditions to confirm effective decontamination.

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