Systems analysis of decontamination options for civilian vehicles.

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The objective of this project, which was supported by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) Chemical and Biological Division (CBD), was to investigate options for the decontamination of the exteriors and interiors of vehicles in the civilian setting in order to restore those vehicles to normal use following the release of a highly toxic chemical. The decontamination of vehicles is especially challenging because they often contain sensitive electronic equipment, multiple materials some of which strongly adsorb chemical agents, and in the case of aircraft, have very rigid material compatibility requirements (i.e., they cannot be exposed ... continued below

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Foltz, Greg W. & Hoette, Trisha Marie November 1, 2010.

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The objective of this project, which was supported by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) Chemical and Biological Division (CBD), was to investigate options for the decontamination of the exteriors and interiors of vehicles in the civilian setting in order to restore those vehicles to normal use following the release of a highly toxic chemical. The decontamination of vehicles is especially challenging because they often contain sensitive electronic equipment, multiple materials some of which strongly adsorb chemical agents, and in the case of aircraft, have very rigid material compatibility requirements (i.e., they cannot be exposed to reagents that may cause even minor corrosion). A systems analysis approach was taken examine existing and future civilian vehicle decontamination capabilities.

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  • Report No.: SAND2010-8288
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • DOI: 10.2172/1005406 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 1005406
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc836712

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Foltz, Greg W. & Hoette, Trisha Marie. Systems analysis of decontamination options for civilian vehicles., report, November 1, 2010; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc836712/: accessed July 16, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.