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Title: Reactive decontamination formulation

Abstract

The present invention provides a universal decontamination formulation and method for detoxifying chemical warfare agents (CWA's) and biological warfare agents (BWA's) without producing any toxic by-products, as well as, decontaminating surfaces that have come into contact with these agents. The formulation includes a sorbent material or gel, a peroxide source, a peroxide activator, and a compound containing a mixture of KHSO.sub.5, KHSO.sub.4 and K.sub.2 SO.sub.4. The formulation is self-decontaminating and once dried can easily be wiped from the surface being decontaminated. A method for decontaminating a surface exposed to chemical or biological agents is also disclosed.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1];  [2];  [3];  [3]
  1. College Station, TX
  2. Cypress, TX
  3. Bryan, TX
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Lynntech, Inc. (College Station, TX)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
921890
Patent Number(s):
6569353
Application Number:
09/096,435
Assignee:
Lynntech, Inc. (College Station, TX)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
A - HUMAN NECESSITIES A62 - LIFE-SAVING A62D - CHEMICAL MEANS FOR EXTINGUISHING FIRES OR FOR COMBATING OR PROTECTING AGAINST HARMFUL CHEMICAL AGENTS
A - HUMAN NECESSITIES A61 - MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE A61Q - SPECIFIC USE OF COSMETICS OR SIMILAR TOILET PREPARATIONS
DOE Contract Number:  
FG03-97ER82420
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY

Citation Formats

Giletto, Anthony, White, William, Cisar, Alan J, Hitchens, G Duncan, and Fyffe, James. Reactive decontamination formulation. United States: N. p., 2003. Web.
Giletto, Anthony, White, William, Cisar, Alan J, Hitchens, G Duncan, & Fyffe, James. Reactive decontamination formulation. United States.
Giletto, Anthony, White, William, Cisar, Alan J, Hitchens, G Duncan, and Fyffe, James. Tue . "Reactive decontamination formulation". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/921890.
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abstractNote = {The present invention provides a universal decontamination formulation and method for detoxifying chemical warfare agents (CWA's) and biological warfare agents (BWA's) without producing any toxic by-products, as well as, decontaminating surfaces that have come into contact with these agents. The formulation includes a sorbent material or gel, a peroxide source, a peroxide activator, and a compound containing a mixture of KHSO.sub.5, KHSO.sub.4 and K.sub.2 SO.sub.4. The formulation is self-decontaminating and once dried can easily be wiped from the surface being decontaminated. A method for decontaminating a surface exposed to chemical or biological agents is also disclosed.},
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