DoD Problem: The protection of the Warfighter requires the development of advanced personal protective equipment (such as masks), novel air filtration and purification technologies, and associated enabling materials/research.
Solution: By functionalizing activated carbon to be more active and selective to the capture of warfare toxins enhanced protection can be achieved.
Outcomes/Benefits: (1) Molecular and species specific, dynamic multifunctional nanofibers and multi-stacked filtration media provide unprecedented protection in respiration, clothing, tents, and other wears (2) the materials work in both air and liquid, and 3) a multiplex platform for sensors that include spectral, temperature and piezotronic sensing. The project was funded and extended for an additional year.
“It all sounds good, you’re making good progress and getting interesting results.” – JKaren M. Coyne, Ph.D., Research General Engineer/ Contracting Officer Representative ECBC