Conduct research to Identify simulants and laboratory procedures that can be used by manufacturers for estimating CWA permeation through barrier materials used in PPE
1Q FY07 - Complete external peer review of NIOSH Scientific Info Product
3Q FY07 - Revise NIOSH Scientific Info Product
4Q FY07 - Publish NIOSH Scientific Info Product
Manuscript: D. Rivin, R.S. Lindsay, W.J. Shuely, A. Rodriguez, Liquid permeation through nonporous barrier materials, Journal of Membrane Science 246 (2005) 39-47.
NIOSH Scientific Info Product entitled, "Estimating Permeation Resistance of Nonporous Barrier Polymers to Sulfur Mustard (HD) and Sarin (GB) Chemical Warfare Agents Using Liquid Simulants"; anticipated 4Q FY07
Provide manufacturers alternate test methods using simulants
Allow manufacturers ability to screen materials for use without conducting tests with warfare agents.
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