Emerging Technologies

Personal protective equipment warns firefighters before their SCBA facepieces thermally degrade in order to avoid losing visual clarity. TDA’s Burn Saver can be mounted to the shoulder strap or helmet and communicate wirelessly to a heads-up-display.

Handheld electrochemical decontamination technology was recently registered with the EPA under Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) for claims of efficacy against bacterial spores including anthrax. (EPA Reg. No. 85797-1)

Low power medical oxygen concentrators developed for NASA and Marine Corps provides 3 to 20 LPM of continuous flow of medical oxygen. A proprietary adsorbent allows us to lower the normalized power consumption to less than 32 W/LPM.

Our SWFI Generator produces sterile water for injection from potable water. Sterile water for injection can be used to rehydrate powdered medicines in situations where storing hydrated medicines could be problematic.

Post-combustion and pre-combustion CO2 capture processes have been scaled up from the bench-scale and to pilot scale and are being demonstrated at the National Carbon Capture Center at Southern Company in Alabama.

TDA’s life support technologies for human space flight include water recovery, CO2 revitalization and trace contaminant control. TDA’s flight qualified water saver wheel hardware is used on the International Space Station.

Zero gravity exercise technologies to help astronauts stay healthy and strong in space and are being used by NASA for biomechanical and strength training. We are working with NASA to incorporate our technology on the Orion vehicle and Mars-transit missions.

Novel corrosion inhibitors have been developed for aerospace and marine coatings including epoxies, polyurethanes and polysiloxanes. TDA’s corrosion inhibiting paint additives provide active corrosion protection and contain no heavy metals.

The Wildland Firefighter Respirator (WFR) is a powered air-purifying respirator (PAPR) tailored to the needs of wildland firefighters and the respiratory hazards they encounter on the job. It is lighter and smaller than most commercially available PAPRs to minimize burden while providing NFPA 1984:2022 level respiratory protection. This technology is featured by the  Department of Homeland Security.

CO2 field generator for vector control and trapping allows for monitoring the spread of mosquito, flea or tick-borne diseases. TDA prototype CO2 generator which mimics a human attractant has been demonstrated in vector surveillance field tests by the Army.

Chemical and biological contaminated material waste encapsulation technologies to stabilize, prevent hazard migration, improved handling safety, and reduce shipping and disposal costs.