U.S. Navy Awards Contract to Pronghorn

March 10, 2011

The funds will further development of the total residual oxidant sensor system to create shipboard potable water and water disinfection systems used to clean cooling lines for propulsion and HVAC systems.

LARAMIE, WY /Marketwire/ -- Pronghorn Technologies LLC has received a contract valued at $1.05 million for further development of its total residual oxidant (TRO) sensor system. The funds are provided under a NAVSEA Phase II SBIR contract. The work will be performed by Pronghorn at its location in the Wyoming Technology Business Center in Laramie, WY.

In development since 2005, the TRO sensor is designed for use with advanced shipboard desalination systems used to create potable water and water disinfection systems used to clean cooling lines for propulsion and HVAC systems. The compact in-stream sensor is capable of continuously detecting and reporting residual oxidant levels in hypochlorite-enhanced seawater streams used to kill marine organisms.

"This new contract will ensure that we have the necessary resources to put the finishing touches on our TRO Marine Smart sensor for shipboard validations and procurement by the U.S. Navy," said Weston Welch, Pronghorn Technologies President & CEO. "Our TRO Marine Smart sensor will minimize costly, time-consuming maintenance associated with current technology. Our system will automate critical water disinfection systems, prolonging the life of expensive equipment, and simultaneously protecting marine ecosystems from excessive chlorine discharge and invasive species."

The TRO Marine Smart sensor provides advantages over current state-of-the-art sensors including the ability to provide real-time measurements, robust construction, minimal maintenance labor, and improved calibration stability.

Pronghorn Technologies LLC and ADA Technologies Inc. have received nearly $2.6 million in grant monies for the total residual oxidant sensor R&D since 2005.

About Pronghorn
Pronghorn Technologies LLC is a manufacturing and distribution company, located in the Wyoming Technology Business Center, in Laramie, WY. The company was created as a spin-off of ADA Technologies in 2008 to commercialize the oxidant sensor technology for use by industrial and consumer markets. For more information, please call 307-766-9511.

About ADA
ADA Technologies Inc. is a research, development, and commercialization company that specializes in creating and converting innovative technologies to commercial successes. The firm is headquartered in Littleton, CO, and has received numerous honors, including: 2006 Tibbetts Award; 2006, 2007, and 2008 Colorado Technology Fast 50; 2006 and 2007 Best Companies to Work for in Colorado; and Colorado's Top Technology Company 2005. For more information, please call 303-792-5615.

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