Accession Number : ADA602202


Title :   Novel Particulate Air-Filtration Media: Market Survey


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jun 2010-Mar 2011


Corporate Author : ARMY EDGEWOOD CHEMICAL BIOLOGICAL CENTER APG MD RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY DIR


Personal Author(s) : Coyne, Karen M ; Gardner, Paul D ; Scheid, Aaron


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a602202.pdf


Report Date : Feb 2013


Pagination or Media Count : 40


Abstract : The next generation of respiratory protective masks is expected to have lower burden filters with increased protection for the Warfighter. A market survey was conducted to identify novel commercial filtration media with low-pressure drop and high efficiency. Performance requirements for the filtration media included a pressure drop of or = 5 mmH2O and a particulate filtration efficiency of high-efficiency particulate air (99.97%) or better. Three companies had products that met the performance criteria, and their representatives will be contacted for samples. Six companies had promising technologies, and their representatives will be contacted for more information. These novel aerosol filtration media and technologies will be characterized in-house to determine if they could be included in the next generation respirator.


Descriptors :   *PROTECTIVE MASK FILTERS , AEROSOLS , FILTRATION , PENETRATION


Subject Categories : Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE