FLC selects Dahlgren Decon for Excellence in Technology Transfer Award
The Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer (FLC) selected the Navy's 'Dahlgren Decon' technology for a 2018 Excellence in Technology Transfer Award, Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD).The FLC award—presented annually to employees from more than 300 federal laboratories for outstanding work in transferring federally developed technology—will be awarded to NSWCDD for the first time at the FLC national meeting in Philadelphia, Penn., April 25.
\"This award represents a culmination of years of successful research and development activities, collaborations across the DOD (Department of Defense), and partnerships with academia and industry, resulting ultimately in increased capability in the hands of the warfighter,\" said Kathleen Jones, NSWCDD chief technology officer. \"It's a stellar example of why Dahlgren is here. I could not be more proud of the efforts of our team.\"
NSWCDD researchers worked for more than a decade to develop and test Dahlgren Decon as a revolutionary response to chemical and biological warfare agents. The Dahlgren Decon solution will neutralize a wide range of substances, from toxic industrial chemicals and materials to chemical warfare and biological agents. The new decontamination solution has a moderate pH and does not generate toxic byproducts.
Moreover, it's proven to be the most effective decontamination technology against chemical and biological agents. With a neutralization and kill time of just a few minutes, Dahlgren Decon is now the fastest reacting decontamination agent when compared to other commercial products on the market or in development.