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Reactive decontamination formulation

United States Patent

May 27, 2003
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The present invention provides a universal decontamination formulation and method for detoxifying chemical warfare agents (CWA's) and biological warfare agents (BWA's) without producing any toxic by-products, as well as, decontaminating surfaces that have come into contact with these agents. The formulation includes a sorbent material or gel, a peroxide source, a peroxide activator, and a compound containing a mixture of KHSO.sub.5, KHSO.sub.4 and K.sub.2 SO.sub.4. The formulation is self-decontaminating and once dried can easily be wiped from the surface being decontaminated. A method for decontaminating a surface exposed to chemical or biological agents is also disclosed.
Giletto; Anthony (College Station, TX), White; William (College Station, TX), Cisar; Alan J. (Cypress, TX), Hitchens; G. Duncan (Bryan, TX), Fyffe; James (Bryan, TX)
Lynntech, Inc. (College Station, TX)
09/ 096,435
June 11, 1998
This invention was made with government support under grant DE-FG03-97ER82420 awarded by the Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in this invention.