NOV. 14–BELMONT, Mass.– Kronos Air Technologies, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Kronos Advanced Technologies, Inc., and the United States Navy have entered in to a Small Business Innovation Research Phase II contract to develop an advanced distributive air management system based on the patented Kronos technology.
The 24-month contract is worth $585,000 with an option for an additional $144,000 in funding. This Phase II contract is an extension of an existing contract that began last year, and represents further validation of the Kronos technology by the U.S. Department of Defense.
Kronos technology’s ability to kill bacteria and other pathogens will be confirmed and expanded to a wide range of pathogens for space disinfection and bio-terrorist attacks. A unique ability of the Kronos technology is to kill all or almost all airborne pathogens regardless of their nature, genetic structure, robustness or method of delivery.
During Phase II, Kronos shall develop a set of fully controlled devices that represent a “cell” of an advanced distributive air management system with medium capacity airflow in a U.S. Navy unique environment. The “cell” will be designed to be easily adjustable to a variety of applications such as duct size, airflow requirements, and air quality. The goal of this development work is to significantly reduce or replace altogether the current HVAC air handling systems on naval ships.
As part of its air management system, Kronos will develop and test an air filtration mechanism capable of performing to HEPA quality standards. Kronos devices will replace all current HEPA filters with a permanent, easily cleaned, economical solution.