Establishment of a Vaporous Hydrogen Peroxide Bio-Decontamination Capability
DEFENCE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANISATION VICTORIA (AUSTRALIA) HUMAN PROTECTION AND PERFORMANCE DIV
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Vaporous hydrogen peroxide VHP has previously been demonstrated to be effective against biological agents and to some extent chemical agents. As part of the current HPPD work program on chemical and biological decontamination a VHP decontamination system was acquired. Here we describe the commissioning of the VHP unit which involved setting up a small scale testing capability, the sterilization of a PC3 laboratory and conducting a field trial to decontaminate equipment in a tent. In each case positive results were obtained regarding the distribution of the vaporous decontaminant and its efficacy as a biological decontaminant.
- Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare