Self-Decontaminating Barrier Material Incorporating Catalytically Reactive Membranes for Individual and Collective Protection on a Chemically/Biologic

Period of Performance: 12/09/2003 - 06/08/2004


Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Ventana Research
16 ?North Camino Miramonte
Tucson, AZ 85716
Principal Investigator

Research Topics


A new class of visible light activated photocatalysts will be developed, characterized, and treated upon various CB barrier polymer materials. The performance of these LADM treated films will be determined for compositions where the LADMs are present both as a surface coating as well as a filler within the polymer barrier coating matrix. The self -decontamination kinetics of these LADM treated films will be fitted to a variety of reactive filled polymer transport models.