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Title: Method and apparatus for the gas phase decontamination of chemical and biological agents

Abstract

An apparatus and method for decontaminating chemical and biological agents using the reactive properties of both the single atomic oxygen and the hydroxyl radical for the decontamination of chemical and biological agents. The apparatus is self contained and portable and allows for the application of gas reactants directly at the required decontamination point. The system provides for the use of ultraviolet light of a specific spectral range to photolytically break down ozone into molecular oxygen and hydroxyl radicals where some of the molecular oxygen is in the first excited state. The excited molecular oxygen will combine with water vapor to produce two hydroxyl radicals.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
United States Of America, Department Of Energy
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1174526
Patent Number(s):
6,630,105
Assignee:
United States Of America, Department Of Energy OSTI
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

O'Neill, Hugh J., and Brubaker, Kenneth L. Method and apparatus for the gas phase decontamination of chemical and biological agents. United States: N. p., 2003. Web.
O'Neill, Hugh J., & Brubaker, Kenneth L. Method and apparatus for the gas phase decontamination of chemical and biological agents. United States.
O'Neill, Hugh J., and Brubaker, Kenneth L. Tue . "Method and apparatus for the gas phase decontamination of chemical and biological agents". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1174526.
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title = {Method and apparatus for the gas phase decontamination of chemical and biological agents},
author = {O'Neill, Hugh J. and Brubaker, Kenneth L.},
abstractNote = {An apparatus and method for decontaminating chemical and biological agents using the reactive properties of both the single atomic oxygen and the hydroxyl radical for the decontamination of chemical and biological agents. The apparatus is self contained and portable and allows for the application of gas reactants directly at the required decontamination point. The system provides for the use of ultraviolet light of a specific spectral range to photolytically break down ozone into molecular oxygen and hydroxyl radicals where some of the molecular oxygen is in the first excited state. The excited molecular oxygen will combine with water vapor to produce two hydroxyl radicals.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2003},
month = {10}
}

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