Real-Time Monitoring System for Trace Chemical Vapors During Open Burning/Open Detonation (OB/OD)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 32882
Amount: $69,994.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1996
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
103 Paul Mellon Ct. Suite A, Waldorf, MD, 20602
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Paul Vander Neut
 (301) 843-4045
Business Contact
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Research Institution
Continuing efforts to develop useful and safe means of treating unserviceable, damaged or unused munitions and ordnance include the use of Open Burning/Open Detonation (OB?OD) technique. Although OB/OD techniques provide many advantages over other demil/disposal processes, increasing regulatory scrutiny is forcing OB/O facilities to limit or eliminate operations. In addition, data collection requirements have greatly increased, forcing OB/OD facilities to drastically re-think their technology solutions to these problems. RCRA permit requirements include provisions for air emissions monitoring at levels approaching parts-per-billion or even parts-per-trillion. Novel technologies for detecting air emissions at extremely low concentrations under varying conditions must be developed to improve current OB/OD processes, allow compliance with current and future permitting requirements, and to demonstrate the relatively benign nature of OB/OD emissions.

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