Anti-Terrorism - Survivability and Denial

Period of Performance: 03/18/2003 - 12/31/2003

$100K

Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Plasmasol Corp.
614 River Street
Hoboken, NJ 07030
Principal Investigator

Abstract

The specific goals of this proposed project is to develop a system capable of integrating into existing building infrastructure for the specific purpose of protecting against chemical and biological attacks. Significant progress has been made in the detection of chemical and biological agents as well as their destruction in bulk processing. There still exists a significant lack of technology to protect a building or similar large infrastructure in the event of a release of an agent. Current ventilation designs are vulnerable to attacks from either outside the building or from within. If an agent were introduced at the air handler?s makeup or return air, the building would quickly distribute the agent throughout the building with little or no impediment. This was demonstrated by the attack on the Tokyo subway system several years ago. PlasmaSol proposes developing an air filtration system, which would destroy chemical and biological agents. The results and benefits of this project will be the development of a new technique for the safe, quick and inexpensive remediation of chemical and biological threats to buildings. The target goals of this project include the development of an effective air cleaning system at a price in production which could be easily integrated into the national infrastructure.