Accession Number:

ADA416867

Title:

Test Results of Phase 3 Level B Suits to Challenge by Chemical and Biological Warfare Agents and Simulants: Executive Summary

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Apr-Sep 2000

Corporate Author:

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

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2003-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

Swatches from three commercially available Level B protective suits were challenged with liquid droplets of Sarin GB and mustard HD, using modifications of the static diffusion procedure described in TOP 8-2-301. 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 purposes of comparison. In addition, intact suits were challenged with corn-oil aerosol to simulate either 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