Technology for Detection of Chemicals in Extreme Environmental Conditions

Period of Performance: 09/09/2008 - 09/09/2010

$723K

Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

K&M Environmental, Inc.
2557 Production Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23454
Principal Investigator

Abstract

In Phase I, we successfully identified chemistries suitable for the development of Chameleon cassettes which are sensitive to the agents of interest and show promise in meeting the robust performance requirements outlined earlier. In Phase II, Morphix will formulate these chemistries into sensor layers which will be used to manufacture sensor cassettes which will be validated for use in detecting several high risk TICs. The Phase II effort will involve sensor formulation, cassette manufacture, and product validation. Performance criteria to be validated include package and service-life stability, fresh and saltwater immersion testing, cross interference and field interferent testing, and the sensitive detection of high risk TIC analytes.