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Long lasting decontamination foam

United States Patent

7,846,888
December 7, 2010
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Compositions and methods for decontaminating surfaces are disclosed. More specifically, compositions and methods for decontamination using a composition capable of generating a long lasting foam are disclosed. Compositions may include a surfactant and gelatin and have a pH of less than about 6. Such compositions may further include affinity-shifting chemicals. Methods may include decontaminating a contaminated surface with a composition or a foam that may include a surfactant and gelatin and have a pH of less than about 6.
Demmer; Ricky L. (Idaho Falls, ID), Peterman; Dean R. (Idaho Falls, ID), Tripp; Julia L. (Pocatello, ID), Cooper; David C. (Idaho Falls, ID), Wright; Karen E. (Idaho Falls, ID)
Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC (Idaho Falls, ID)
11/ 349,815
20070185002
February 7, 2006
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS This invention was made with government support under Contract Nos. DE-AC07-99ID13727 and DE-AC07-05ID14517 awarded by the United States Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.