Kronos Gets Navy Contract, Plans to Use Technology in Cleanroom Markets

May 23, 2001 — LAKE OSWEGO, OR — Kronos Air Technologies will develop a prototype air filtration and movement device for the US Navy using technology the company plans to employ in other markets, including pharmaceutical and electronics cleanrooms.

Kronos was awarded a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract that is worth up to $837,000.

Under the contract, Kronos will manufacture and test the ventilation device for use on naval vessels. The first phase of the contract is worth up to $87,000 while the second phase is worth up to $750,000. The devices manufactured under the contract will be embedded in existing HVAC systems to move air more efficiently than existing fan technology.

Kronos has been working in the past to expand into specialized military marketplace. Officials say the technology realized through the contract will have direct applications to other markets, including industrial ventilations for building HVAC systems, pharmaceutical and electronics manufacturing cleanrooms, embedded cooling for electronic equipment and hazardous gas scrubber systems.


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