• mustard gas
  • International law prohibits the Sandia researchers from possessing real chemical or biological agents, but they have taken samples of the foam to the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago where the foam was tested against actual VX, mustard gas, and soman. (sandia.gov)
  • chemicals
  • The composition of decontamination foams is essentially water and a surfactant, creating an aqueous film forming foam that various reactive chemicals are then added, diminishing the amount of contaminants adhering to a surface and forming less hazardous products. (wikipedia.org)
  • Soft bristle brooms for decontamination Salvage sheets for staging area The Initial Emergency Response Guide (IERG) which has information on most common chemicals Other paperwork to keep record of who has been exposed to the substance, and what the substance is, and how to deal with it. (wikipedia.org)
  • water
  • Liquid cleaning and bleaching concentrate which generates copious foam on dilution with water in a mechanical foam generator. (google.com)
  • This invention is directed to a liquid alkaline concentrate which generates copious foam on dilution with air and water in a mechanical foam generator. (google.com)
  • chemical
  • The nonhazardous foam begins neutralizing both chemical and biological agents in minutes. (sandia.gov)
  • Researchers at the Department of Energy's Sandia National Laboratories have created a foam that begins neutralizing both chemical and biological agents in minutes. (sandia.gov)
  • In those tests the foam neutralized half the remaining chemical agent molecules every 2 to 10 minutes, depending on the agent. (sandia.gov)
  • For most chemical agents the contamination remaining after one hour of exposure to the foam is insignificant. (sandia.gov)
  • provides
  • The invention provides a unique combination of all the necessary cleaning adjuncts for foam cleaning in a single stable liquid package. (google.com)
  • Protection
  • Research papers on the work have been presented at various technical gatherings of the chem-bio defense community, most recently at the National Research Council Workshop on Chem-bio Warfare Physical Protection and Decontamination in Washington, D.C., Jan. 25-26. (sandia.gov)
  • area
  • Decon foam is also useful as an area denial weapons medium for crowd control, e.g. to make the ground slippery, as well as to reduce visibility (as a fog), such as with the CASCAD product. (wikipedia.org)
  • portable
  • Urban standard stowage includes: Rural standard stowage Rubber hoses (in lieu of Canvas) Assorted branches Assorted extinguishers Fire Fighting Foam (AFFF) Tool kit Breathing Apparatus' Portable lighting equipment Generator Chainsaw Ceiling pike (or pike pole) Salvage sheets Absorbent material (for oil spills etc. (wikipedia.org)
  • allows
  • Additionally, the high air to liquid ratio allows the foam to be used without over-applying the decontaminant. (wikipedia.org)