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Simulated Vehicle Decontamination and Field Evaluation of the Decontamination Effluent Treatment System (DETS), 27 June 2017, and Associated Background Studies

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Technical Report

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ERDC Vicksburg

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A technical evaluation of a capability to treat andor recycle the effluent from the Armys aqueous based chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear CBRN decontamination operations was conducted on 2628 June 2017 at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center ERDC Waterways Experiment Station WES, 3909 Halls Ferry Rd, Vicksburg, MS. The Decontamination Effluent Treatment System DETS is a reactor system specifically designed to address decontamination effluent. The objectives of the evaluation were to show an ability to reduce chemical hazards, reduce logistical burdens, and eliminate possible political impacts. The DETS is a fully functional system designed to treat waters containing contaminants, minimize decontamination water requirements, be rapidly deployable and easy to maintain, while minimizing the volume of decontamination waste requiring managementdisposal. The field evaluation consisted of a simulation of vehicle decontamination followed by on-site treatment of the resulting effluent water.

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  • Water Pollution and Control

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