Accession Number:

ADA007153

Title:

Compatibility Testing of Plastics and Reagents for the Multipurpose Chemical Agent Detector Kit.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. Jan-Dec 71,

Corporate Author:

EDGEWOOD ARSENAL ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Report Date:

1975-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

19.0

Abstract:

Tests were performed under ambient and accelerated storage conditions to determine the compatibility of nerve agent and mustard detector reagents with various papers and plastics being considered for use in the multipurpose chemical agent detector kit. Test results showed that several of these papers and plastics caused failure of the reagents to give good blank or agent response, especially after accelerated storage. The sensitivity of these reagents to environmental conditions indicated that the best sampler design, from a compatibility standpoint, would be one in which the detector reagents are encapsulated in sealed blisters to be browken only at the time of ultimate use.

Subject Categories:

  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE