Test Results of Air-Permeable Charcoal Impregnated Suits to Challenge by Chemical and Biological Warfare Agents and Simulants: Executive Summary
Final rept. Nov 1999-Aug 2000
EDGEWOOD CHEMICAL BIOLOGICAL CENTER ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD
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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 erosol. Protection factors were determined for each suit.
- Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare