CONTAINERS FOR CHEMICAL/BIOLOGICAL AGENTS DROP-TESTED FROM AIRCRAFT
FORT DETRICK FREDERICK MD
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Etiologic agent shipping containers with fluid volumes between 450 and 1,300 ml were prepared from readily available materials and dropped from 500 and 1,000 feet onto hard desert soil, concrete, and macadam. The purpose was to determine whether 1 the containers would be likely to withstand a severe impact during shipment, and 2 such a container could be assembled from a general packaging instruction in the absence of explicit specification of container materials. Materials evaluated were plastic, glass, and metal inner containers cotton and vermiculite absorbent cushioning materials and metal and cardboard outer containers.
- Containers and Packaging
- Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare