Accession Number : ADA621479


Title :   Low-Volatility Agent Permeation (LVAP) Verification and Validation Report


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jan-Sep 2014


Corporate Author : ARMY EDGEWOOD CHEMICAL BIOLOGICAL CENTER APG MD


Personal Author(s) : D'Onofrio, Terrence G ; Davies, John P ; Steinbach, Christopher B ; Ruppert, Christopher J


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a621479.pdf


Report Date : May 2015


Pagination or Media Count : 166


Abstract : This report provides specific details for the verification and validation (V&V) of a low-volatility agent permeation (LVAP) test methodology. Upon acceptance of this V&V report, this methodology will be transitioned to the Test and Evaluation (T&E) community for use in current and future acquisition programs. LVAP test methods have been shown to be more accurate for measuring the permeation of low-volatility contaminants such as O-ethyl S-[2-ethyl] methylphosphonothioate (VX). The traditional methods detailed in various standards using a liquid challenge and a vapor sample collection are problematic when applied to low-volatility compounds. The method results detailed in this report were derived from multiple years of research at the U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (ECBC; Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD) with support from the Joint Science and Technology Office (JSTO; Ft. Belvoir, VA); the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development, and Engineering Center (NSRDEC; Natick, MA); and the Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense (JPEO-CBD; Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD).


Descriptors :   *PERMEABILITY , *TEST METHODS , *VX AGENT , CONTAMINANTS , STANDARDS , TEST AND EVALUATION , TEST EQUIPMENT


Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE