CBWA Decontamination Unit Based on Carbon Nanotube Cathodes

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: F33615-01-M-6038
Agency Tracking Number: 011HE-1969
Amount: $51,007.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2001
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
3006 Longhorn Blvd., Suite 107, Austin, TX, 78758
DUNS: 013475129
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Leif Thuesen
 Chief Test Engineer
 (512) 339-5020
Business Contact
 Tracy Vaught
Title: CFO
Phone: (512) 339-5020
Email: tvaught@carbontech.net
Research Institution
It is proposed to use a carbon cold cathode as a source for an electron spray Chemical andBiological Warfare Agent (CBWA) decontamination unit. The goal is to design a device usingthe cold cathode source and model all of the necessary parameters of its operation. Electronbeam technology has been shown to be an excellent tool in medical treatment and environmentaldecontamination systems. Phase I of this program will be a study of the parameters needed foran electron spray device to destroy CBWAs, limits so that materials and people are not injuredthrough its use, modeling of the device to obtain specifications for operation and the applicabilityof a cold cathode to such a device. Construction and testing of a prototype device will be theobjective of Phase II. In Phase III, the device will be advanced to commercialization.The applications of such a device will not be limited to military use in CBWA decontamination.Controlled destruction of CBWAs would also be possible. It could be used in industry to assistin cases of chemical spill clean up or factory emission control.

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