Neutralization of Aerosolized Bio-Agents by Filled Nanocomposite Materials through Thermal and Chemical Inactivation Mechanisms
Technical Report,28 Apr 2011,31 Aug 2015
University of Cincinnati Newark United States
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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.