Accession Number : ADA586335


Title :   Environment Sentinel Biomonitor Technology Assessment


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Sep 2009-Aug 2010


Corporate Author : ARMY EDGEWOOD CHEMICAL BIOLOGICAL CENTER APG MD


Personal Author(s) : Kooistra, Scott ; Walther, John


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a586335.pdf


Report Date : Sep 2013


Pagination or Media Count : 70


Abstract : The U.S. Army Center for Environmental Health Research, with support from the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, is developing an Environmental Sentinel Biomonitor (ESB) system to provide rapid toxicity identification for a broad spectrum of chemicals in water. A critical initial phase of the study was to test and evaluate toxicity sensor technologies (also called ESB system technologies). Because there were a number of potentially feasible technologies that could meet the goals of the ESB program, a downselection was performed to evaluate these technologies and select the most promising technologies for further development as part of an ESB system. The methodology and process to complete the downselection was developed with user representatives and technology experts. The methods and processes used produce repeatable, defensible, and justifiable investment decisions.


Descriptors :   *CHEMICAL CONTAMINATION , *CHEMICAL DETECTION , *DRINKING WATER , *LETHALITY , *TOXICITY , DECISION MAKING , ENVIRONMENTAL TESTS , IDENTIFICATION , LETHAL DOSAGE , MEDICAL RESEARCH , METHODOLOGY , PUBLIC HEALTH , TEST AND EVALUATION , WASTES(INDUSTRIAL) , WATER


Subject Categories : Physical Chemistry
      Civil Engineering
      Miscellaneous Detection and Detectors
      Water Pollution and Control


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE