Accession Number : AD1011722

Title :   Neutralization of Aerosolized Bio-Agents by Filled Nanocomposite Materials through Thermal and Chemical Inactivation Mechanisms

Descriptive Note : Technical Report,28 Apr 2011,31 Aug 2015

Corporate Author : University of Cincinnati Newark United States

Personal Author(s) : Grinshpun,Sergey A ; Adhikari,A A ; Reponen,T ; Dreizin,E ; Schoenitz,M

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Report Date : 01 Jun 2016

Pagination or Media Count : 43

Abstract : The main objective of the grant was to develop and characterize new materials that are useful as energetic components while releasing highly potent biocidal combustion products. These materials are intended to replace or supplement metal fuel powders in the current energetic formulations. The goal is to make them stable, easy to handle, and compatible with the other formulation components. Beyond the material development and characterization scope, this study aimed at extensively testing the biocidal efficiency of the newly-prepared compositions against stress-resistant aerosolized bacterial endospores serving as surrogates for Bacillus anthracis.

Descriptors :   BIOLOGICAL FACTORS , inactivation , spores , combustion , REACTIVE MATERIALS , insensitive explosives , Energetic properties , Biocides , NANOCOMPOSITES , Metal powders

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE