Accession Number:

ADA202525

Title:

A Survey and Evaluation of Chemical Warfare Agent-Decontaminants and Decontamination

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

COMPUTER SCIENCES CORP NSTL STATION MSENGINEERING LAB

Report Date:

1984-10-15

Pagination or Media Count:

81.0

Abstract:

This report investigates methods of removing war casualties from their contaminated protective clothing without passing chemicals into the medical treatment areas. No single decontamination method was found suitable but, four methods were identified for further investigation 1. Application of Fullers Earth mixed with Dutch powder. 2. Application of a fast-setting polymer to the protective gear. 3. Application of a detoxicant chemical. 4. Application of cryptand and potassium acetate in hexane. solution.

Subject Categories:

  • Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE