High surface-area, mesoporous oxide adsorbent sampling system.

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911SR-10-C-0084
Agency Tracking Number: A10A-018-0238
Amount: $99,999.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: A10A-T018
Solicitation Number: 2010.A
Small Business Information
983 Stillwater Avenue, Old Town, ME, 04468
DUNS: 171899805
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Luke Doucette
 Vice President
 (866) 269-8007
 luke.doucette@ossmaine.com
Business Contact
 Luke Doucette
Title: Vice President
Phone: (866) 269-8007
Email: luke.doucette@ossmaine.com
Research Institution
 University of Maine
 Michael M Hastings
 College Avenue
Orono, ME, 4469
 (207) 581-1484
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
The overall goal of this Phase I project is to demonstrate the feasibility of an infrared transparent, micro-fluidic sampling system that will lead to a field-deployable detection system capable of detecting low ppb levels of chemical warfare (CW) agents in water. To accomplish this goal, the proposed detection system will combine high surface area, organically modified mesoporous oxide absorptive materials that are coated within a micro-fluidic sampling system for CW agent collection and concentration. Detection and identification of the concentrated CW agent will be accomplished by direct analysis of the micro-fluidic device via Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR). The main advantages of this approach are that it can operate in heterogeneous aqueous environments and will provide fast detection (< 10 min) and high sensitivity/selectivity to nonvolatile CW agents with minimal false alarms.

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