Accession Number:

ADA522482

Title:

Material Demand Studies: Materials Sorption of Vaporized Hydrogen Peroxide

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. N0v 2003-Jul 2005

Corporate Author:

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

Report Date:

2010-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

54.0

Abstract:

To address Homeland Securitys needs for decontamination, the EPA established an Interagency Agreement with the U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center ECBC to take advantage of ECBCs extensive expertise and specialized research facilities for the decontamination of surfaces contaminated with chemical and biological CB warfare agents. The National Homeland Security Research Center NHSRC collaborated with ECBC, in a mutual leveraging of resources, to expand upon ECBCs on-going programs in CB decontamination. The goal was to more completely address the parameters of particular concern for decontamination of indoor surfaces in buildings following a terrorist attack using CB agents, toxic industrial chemicals TICs, or materials TIMs. Vaporized hydrogen peroxide VHPRegistered and chlorine dioxide CIO2 are technologies that have been used to decontaminate indoor surfaces contaminated with anthrax. The technologies also show potential for use in decontaminating indoor surfaces contaminated by chemical agents. This program is specifically focused on decontamination of the building environment to restore a public building to a usable state after a terrorist contamination episode. Because building interiors may contain a large surface composed of concrete cinder block, wood, steel, carpet, ceiling suspension tile, and painted wallboard. the effort was designed to determine how building materials impact the concentrationtiter of decontaminant in the vapor phase. The focus of this technical report is the evaluation of the building interior materials and the Steris VHP technology.

Subject Categories:

  • Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE