Accession Number : ADD014513

Title :   Self Moistening Composition for Deactivating Toxic Substances and Method of Use.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 31 Mar 88, patented 20 Feb 90,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Pellenbarg, Robert E ; Carhart, Homer W

Report Date : 20 Feb 1990

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : An self-moistening inactivating agent for toxic substances provided in a water-vapor-impervious container. The agent comprises an intimate admixture of at least one hygroscopic material and at least one oxidizing agent. The agent can also contain chelating materials and electrostatic materials. The agent is used to inactivate toxic substances on the ground or on contaminated surfaces. Particularly, the agent inactivates organo phosphorous toxic agents. PAT-CL-252/187-26. (jes)

Descriptors :   *CONTAMINATION, CHELATION, DEACTIVATION, ELECTROSTATICS, HYGROSCOPICITY, MATERIALS, OXIDATION, SURFACES, TOXICITY

Subject Categories : Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE