Accession Number : AD0828054

Title :   DECONTAMINATION OF CS AND CS2. I.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. Feb-Dec 67,

Corporate Author : EDGEWOOD ARSENAL ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s) : Demek, Mary M. ; Dennis, William H., Jr. ; Rosenblatt, David H. ; Richmond, Richard R. ; Finseth, Gary A.

Report Date : FEB 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : The purpose of this work was to search for a largely aqueous decontaminant for the irritants CS and CS2. It has been found that an aqueous solution containing approximately 10% monoethanolamine (MEA) and about 0.3% of a nonionic detergent, such as Triton X-100 or Igepal CO-630, would dissolve and decontaminate CS and CS2 in soil or on cloth in about 2 minutes. Distilled or tap water may be used in the decontaminant; some tap water may require larger amounts of the detergent. The concentration of MEA could probably be decreased if a longer time for decontamination was acceptable. Once solution of the agent has taken place, decontamination is essentially complete and the decontaminant may be rinsed off with water, with almost no agent or decomposition products remaining on the decontaminated surface. In typical experiments, 10 ml of decontaminant was used to detoxify 0.1 gram of CS or CS2; no attempt was made to decrease this ratio. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CS AGENTS, DECONTAMINATION), CLEANING COMPOUNDS, DETOXIFICATION, SOILS, CLOTHING, SKIN(ANATOMY), WATER.

Subject Categories : Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE