Accession Number:

ADA409638

Title:

Individual Passive Chemical Sampler Testing Continued Chemical Agent and TIC Performance Validation

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

BATTELLE COLUMBUS OH

Report Date:

2002-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

523.0

Abstract:

Battelle Memorial Institutes Hazardous Materials Research Center has conducted extensive testing of COTS candidates for the IPCS, conducting laboratory testing with CA and supporting field tests with simulant on the candidate samplers. In a prior study the HMRC evaluated the feasibility of collecting and analyzing chemical agents on three candidate COTS IPCS using an ATD-400 and a GC-FPD. Based on that testing the P-E sampler was dropped because sufficient agent could not be collected at either the TWA or the IDLH for agents GD and FPD. The field of candidates was reduced to two items, the GoreSorberRC and the SKC sampler. Based on the first phase testing and first field test, both samplers required some modification which the suppliers did to their respective products. The GoreSorberRC was modified prior to this phase of testing to remove the buttonhole on the sampler, reduce the flow rate mLmin of the sampler, and to make the flow more directional into the front of the badge. The SKC sampler was modified so that the sorbent could be removed from the badge directly into the P-E tube used to desorb chemicals from the sorbent into the sampler.

Subject Categories:

  • Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE