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Title: Articles of protective clothing adapted for deflecting chemical permeation and methods therefor

Apparatus and methods for detecting the permeation of hazardous or toxic chemicals through protective clothing are disclosed. The hazardous or toxic chemicals of interest do not possess the spectral characteristic of luminescence. The apparatus and methods utilize a spectrochemical modification technique to detect the luminescence quenching of an indicator compound which upon permeation of the chemical through the protective clothing, the indicator is exposed to the chemical, thus indicating chemical permeation.
Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Knoxville, TN)
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
870309
Assignee:
Martin Marietta Energy Systems, Inc. (Oak Ridge, TN) ORNL
Patent Number(s):
US 5493730
Contract Number:
AC05-84OR21400
Research Org:
LOCKHEED MARTIN ENRGY SYST INC
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
articles; protective; clothing; adapted; deflecting; chemical; permeation; methods; apparatus; detecting; hazardous; toxic; chemicals; disclosed; possess; spectral; characteristic; luminescence; utilize; spectrochemical; modification; technique; detect; quenching; indicator; compound; exposed; indicating; protective clothing; toxic chemicals; methods utilize; chemical permeation; spectral characteristic; chemical modification; toxic chemical; /2/436/