Fluorine-Free Aqueous Film Forming Foam

FY 2017 STATEMENT OF NEED

Weapons Systems and Platforms (WP) Program Area

The objective of this Statement of Need (SON) was to develop a fluorine-free surfactant formulation for use in Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF) fire-suppression operations. Proposed research was intended to identify and test fluorine-free surfactants for use in AFFF that meet the performance requirements defined in MIL-F-24385F. New formulations must be compatible with existing AFFF and supporting equipment. Proposers were asked to include testing to validate persistence and aquatic toxicity of alternative materials.

The projects listed below were selected to address the objectives of this SON. Additional information on individual projects can be found by clicking the project title.

New fluorine-free surfactants will enable sustained manufacture and use of AFFF by meeting environmental requirements while maintaining equivalent performance to ensure the safety of DoD personnel at airfields and onboard ships. 

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