DEVELOPMENT OF A CONTINUOUS ISOCYANATES MONITOR

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 16849
Amount: $48,868.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1991
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Ada Technologies Inc
Honeywell Cntr, 304 Inverness Way S #480, Englewood, CO, 80112
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 David Hyatt
 (303) 792-5615
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM IS TO DEMONSTRATE THE TECHNICAL FEASIBILITY OF DETECTING AND MONITORING ISOCYANATES IN WORKPLACE AIR AT OR BELOW THE THRESHOLD LIMIT VALUE (TLV) 0.02 PPM USING A REAL-TIME MONITORING TECHNIQUE. THE INSTRUMENT WILL DETECT AND ANALYZE FOR ISOCYANATES IN BOTH VAPOR AND AEROSOL FORM AND WILL SERVE AS A WORKPLACE MONITOR FOR ISOCYANATES TO REPLACE THE DECERTIFIED COLORIMETRIC METHODS. THE INSTRUMENT DEVELOPED TO FILL THIS VOID WILL ENJOY A SUBSTANTIAL MARKET POTENTIAL ACROSS A WIDE SPECTRUM OF INDUSTRIES. THE INSTRUMENT DEVELOPMENT TEST WORK WILL INCLUDE TESTS TO VERIFY THE ABILITY OF THE METHOD TO DETECT ALL MAJOR ISOCYANATES IN COMMERCIAL USE AT OR BELOW THE TLV. TESTS WILL ALSO DEMONSTRATE THE ABILITY OF THE METHOD TO DISCRIMINATE AMONG INDIVIDUAL ISOCYANATES AND ITS'S FREEDOM FROM RESPONSE TO COMMON INTERFERENTS. ISOCYANATES EXPOSURE HAS BEEN LINKED TO OCCUPATIONAL ASTHMA AS A MAJOR CAUSATIVE FACTOR AND THUS THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE MONITOR WILL FILL AN OCCUPATIONAL MONITORING NEED OF SUBSTANTIAL IMPORTANCE. THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM IS TO DEMONSTRATE THE TECHNICAL FEASIBILITY OF DETECTING AND MONITORING ISOCYANATES IN WORKPLACE AIR AT OR BELOW THE THRESHOLD LIMIT VALUE (TLV) 0.02 PPM USING A REAL-TIME MONITORING TECHNIQUE. THE INSTRUMENT WILL DETECT AND ANALYZE FOR ISOCYANATES IN BOTH VAPOR AND AEROSOL FORM AND WILL SERVE AS A WORKPLACE MONITOR FOR ISOCYANATES TO REPLACE THE DECERTIFIED COLORIMETRIC METHODS. THE INSTRUMENT DEVELOPED TO FILL THIS VOID WILL ENJOY A SUBSTANTIAL MARKET POTENTIAL ACROSS A WIDE SPECTRUM OF INDUSTRIES. THE INSTRUMENT DEVELOPMENT TEST WORK WILL INCLUDE TESTS TO VERIFY THE ABILITY OF THE METHOD TO DETECT ALL MAJOR ISOCYANATES IN COMMERCIAL USE AT OR BELOW THE TLV. TESTS WILL ALSO DEMONSTRATE THE ABILITY OF THE METHOD TO DISCRIMINATE AMONG INDIVIDUAL ISOCYANATES AND ITS'S FREEDOM FROM RESPONSE TO COMMON INTERFERENTS. ISOCYANATES EXPOSURE HAS BEEN LINKED TO OCCUPATIONAL ASTHMA AS A MAJOR CAUSATIVE FACTOR AND THUS THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE MONITOR WILL FILL AN OCCUPATIONAL MONITORING NEED OF SUBSTANTIAL IMPORTANCE.

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