Accession Number:

ADA440657

Title:

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

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Nov 1999-Aug 2000

Corporate Author:

EDGEWOOD CHEMICAL BIOLOGICAL CENTER ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Report Date:

2002-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

65.0

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 purposes 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

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE