Sensor for the Automation of Electrolyte Chlorination

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-07-C-0464
Agency Tracking Number: O043-C08-4063
Amount: $1,047,220.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: OSD04-C08
Solicitation Number: 2004.3
Small Business Information
8100 Shaffer Parkway, Suite #130, Littleton, CO, 80127
DUNS: 148034408
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Kent Henry
 Senior Research Scientist
 (303) 792-5615
Business Contact
 Clifton Brown
Title: President
Phone: (303) 792-5615
Research Institution
Increased littoral deployment of submarines and other naval vessels has seen an increase in biological fouling and clogging of vessel cooling systems resulting in costly cleaning procedures and curtailed operations pending completion of cleaning procedures. To address and reduce the increased threat of biofouling, the Navy has begun installing electrolytic chlorination systems in submarines and surface vessels. However, chlorination cannot be used without consideration to the impact of discharged chlorinated waters on marine ecosystems as water with significant levels of residual chlorine is toxic to many kinds of aquatic life. ADA has proposed to develop and commercialize a TRO sensor and sensing system that will provide automated control of shipboard and dockside electrolytic chlorination units to significantly enhanced control and efficacy of oxidant generation and to facilitate accurate monitoring of discharge water to meet federal and local TRO discharge requirements. During Phase I ADA developed a solid-state electrochemical TRO sensor that successfully measured total residual oxidant from 0.5 to 5 ppm. In Phase II ADA proposes to refine the sensor design for operation from 0.1 to 5.0 ppm and demonstrate long-term sensor performance integrated into an automated electrolytic sweater chlorination skid.

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