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FIELD DECONTAMINATION STUDIES WITH CHEMICAL WARFARE DECONTAMINATING SOLUTION DS2
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC
The standard U. S. Army chemical warfare decontaminant DS2 was studied for shipboard applicability. Single and multiple treatments of DS2 and DANC were compared with water-washdown plus aeration in effectiveness against mustard gas absorbed in Navy paint. Residual mustard gas in paint was evaluated via the vapor source strength, as determined by the NRL Vaporator and the M15 CW Agent Detector kit. When all treatments were preceded by thorough washdown, single treatments with DS2 or DANC were two to four times as effective as simple aeration. Multiple applications of DS2 were of very limited value.
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