Simulant Selection and Environmental Assessment for Open-Air Testing
Final rept. for period ending Jun 1992
ARMY EDGEWOOD RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER APG MD
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Scientists and engineers involved in chemical defense assessment in material design often need to perform open-air testing with chemical agent simulants. Before using any simulant in outdoor tests, it is necessary to compile relevant data on the likely environmental consequence of using the chosen simulant in a particular configuration and identify that no expendable environmental impact is likely to occur. Simulant selection and environmental impact assessment are highly specialized areas for which knowledge of past activities and current data are particularly necessary. Accordingly, CRDEC has invested considerable effort to develop basic research data pertinent to simulant selection and environmental assessment and catalog it in easily accessible data bases CRDEC Chemical Agent Simulant Data Center Environmental Fate Effects. The purpose of this report is to help ensure that all who need to have simulants for open-air testing, and prepare the accompanying environmental assessment documentation, know about the CRDEC simulant data support facilities and understand how they can be used. The report is designed to be read in conjunction with Army Environmental Compliance Regulations e.g., CRDEC-SP-039. Chemical agent simulants, Open-air testing, Environmental.
- Information Science
- Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare
- Environmental Health and Safety