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Device and method for neutralizing chemical agents

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The Chemical-agent Access and Neutralization System (CANS) of the present invention is a small, portable, single-use, disposable chemical treatment apparatus that is used to access and treat Chemical Agent Identification Set (CAIS) ampoules, bottles and/or containers that contain vesicant agents, or chemical warfare agents such as mustard or Lewisite. The apparatus and method of use of the present invention provides a resultant treatment residue that remains totally contained in the CANS treatment container and is safe for disposal. The CANS treatment container can be over packed into a Department of Transportation (DOT) certified shipping container, and shipped to permitted hazardous waste management facilities for ultimate disposal.

Inventors: 
Doyle, Edward F.; Seitzinger, Alan T.; Lawton, John T.; Owen, Jerry W.; Holt, Grady Lynn; Johnson, Joseph T.
Patent Number: 
Technical domain: 
Chemical engineering
FIle Date: 
2007-08-24
Grant Date: 
2010-05-25
Grant time: 
1,005 days
Grant time percentile rank: 
18
Claim count percentile rank: 
2
Citations percentile rank: 
1
'Cited by' percentile rank: 
1
Assignee: 
US ARMY