In many geographic areas and in a variety of applications, the unwanted growth of mold and mildew is a serious problem. Growth of mildew on military aircraft frames has been found to cause corrosion and operational damage, in addition to creating potential health hazards to flight crews and maintenance personnel. Traditional products for addressing fungal growth on metal surfaces are corrosive themselves, as well as environmentally hazardous. These problems prompted a need for an extremely effective and non-corrosive solution to addressing fungal growth in the U.S. Military. A novel composition to address mildew problems was developed by National Air Depot Cherry Point personnel and optimized at NAVAIR in Patuxent River, Maryland.
- The solution, which provides a non-corrosive and non-toxic remedy to eliminating mildew and mold, has been successfully tested on a number of different surfaces including aluminum alloys, steel, painted surfaces, plastic, and polyimide wire insulation
- An engineering report describing the protocol and data results is available. This formulation is expected to perform equally well on other corrosion-sensitive surfaces
- US Patents 7,629,004; 7,524,516; 7,494,670