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Aqueous based chemical and biological warfare decontaminating system for extreme temperature applications

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NSWCDD

The current invention encompasses a microemulsion having environmentally safe components, the microemulsion exhibiting optical clarity and stability over a wide range of temperatures. The microemulsion also forms a part of a decontaminant solution for treating chemical and biological contaminant agents, the solution preferably containing peroxycarboxylic acids generated from solids as the primary decontamination agent. The solution is a single phase emulsion that is both stable and effective over a broad range of temperatures, the range extending well below 0° C. There is also disclosed a microemulsion decontaminate solution having components that stabilize the included solid and peroxycarboxylic acids.

Inventors: 
Lawson, Glenn E.; Hodge, Richard C.; Brown, Jerry S.
Patent Number: 
Technical domain: 
Materials and Coatings
FIle Date: 
2010-03-10
Grant Date: 
2010-11-09
Grant time: 
244 days
Grant time percentile rank: 
4
Claim count percentile rank: 
3
Citations percentile rank: 
1
'Cited by' percentile rank: 
1
Assignee: 
US NAVY