The utilisation of fine sprays for Chemical, Biological, and Radiological or Nuclear (CBRN) Decontamination

G Nasr, A Yule, T Hughes

Abstract


The risk of exposure to hazardous materials, in many industrialenvironments and in everyday life due to the possibility of terrorist attacks,is widely recognised. It is therefore pertinent to have robustdecontamination equipment to limit the effects of hazardous materials andin turn protect human life and assets. This can be done by the applicationof neutralisation (coverage) and rinsing techniques to the hazardousmaterials. The overall aim of this paper is to describe an investigationutilising fine sprays for coverage/deposition on the human body, inconjunction with standard safety showers for rinsing of a victim duringdecontamination of CBRN materials. As a novel feature miniature highpressure spill-return atomiser are used. It was found that fine spraysdecrease the consumption of decontamination liquid that is normally usedin practice which has many advantages in practice.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1260/175095409787924481

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