Accession Number:

ADB073052

Title:

Development of Novel Decontamination Techniques for Chemical Agents (GB, VX, HD) Contaminated Facilities. Phase I. Identification and Evaluation of Novel Decontamination Concepts. Volume 1

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. May 1982-Feb 1983

Corporate Author:

BATTELLE COLUMBUS DIV OH

Report Date:

1983-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

145.0

Abstract:

This study identifies and evaluates novel methods for the decontamination of facilities buildings and equipment contaminated with chemical agent during manufacturing or demilitarization. First step entailed review of literature and industrial survey followed by idea generation and detailed concept development. In the second step, criteria to evaluate the concepts were developed and covered, Mass Transfer, Destruction Efficiency, Safety, Damage to Buildings, Penetration Depth, Applicability to Complex Surfaces, Operating Costs, Capital Costs and Waste Treatment Costs. Thirdly these criteria were used to select promising concepts from over 45 concepts for evaluation in a follow on laboratory evaluation. Concepts recommended for experimental evaluation in the second phase of the program were hot gases, abrasive removal, vapor circulation, steam, ammonia, oximes and amines either alone or in series.

Subject Categories:

  • Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE