Accession Number:

ADA416863

Title:

Test Results of Air-Permeable Charcoal Impregnated Suits to Challenge by Chemical and Biological Warfare Agents and Simulants. Executive Summary and Summary Report

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Nov 1999-Aug 2000

Corporate Author:

EDGEWOOD CHEMICAL BIOLOGICAL CENTER ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY DIR

Report Date:

2003-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

82.0

Abstract:

Swatches from five commercially available air-permeable charcoal impregnated protective suits were challenged with liquid droplets of Sarin GB and mustard HD, using modifications of the convective permeation test procedure described in TOP 8-2-501. The cumulative mass of each agent that permeated each swatch was determined over time. and the results for all swatches were used to determine a weighted-average cumulative mass for each suit. From these data a physiologically derived breakthrough time was calculated for each suit for the purpose of comparison. In addition, intact suits were challenged with corn-oil aerosol to simulate a biological or chemical aerosol. Protection factors were determined for each suit.

Subject Categories:

  • Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare
  • Protective Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE