Accession Number : ADA202525


Title :   A Survey and Evaluation of Chemical Warfare Agent-Decontaminants and Decontamination


Corporate Author : COMPUTER SCIENCES CORP NSTL STATION MSENGINEERING LAB


Personal Author(s) : Chang, Ming-Houng ; Ciegler, Alex ; Crochet, Roy


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a202525.pdf


Report Date : 15 Oct 1984


Pagination or Media Count : 81


Abstract : This report investigates methods of removing war casualties from their contaminated protective clothing without passing chemicals into the medical treatment areas. No single decontamination method was found suitable but, four methods were identified for further investigation: 1. Application of Fuller's Earth mixed with Dutch powder. 2. Application of a fast-setting polymer to the protective gear. 3. Application of a detoxicant chemical. 4. Application of cryptand and potassium acetate in hexane. solution.


Descriptors :   *DECONTAMINATION , *DECONTAMINATION MATERIALS , REMOVAL , CHEMICALS , CASUALTIES , CONTAMINATION , MEDICAL SERVICES , FULLERS EARTH , PROTECTIVE CLOTHING , POTASSIUM , ACETATES , CHEMICAL WARFARE AGENTS , DETOXIFICATION , HEXANES


Subject Categories : Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE