Studies on decontamination efficacy of heat extraction (thermal decontamination), water/detergent, and self-decontamination
Studies on CPC reusability following thermal decontamination
Develop software to automate permeation data analysis
Q1 Submitted a technical report on how the Permeation Calculator makes the calculations to ASTM F23.30 chair
Q2 Submitted a draft ASTM standard practice on the use of the Permeation Calculator for ASTM F 23 ballot; the standard practice is being revised.
Q2 Submitted a manuscript on Permeation Calculator for journal publication
Q3 Present the work on Permeation Calculator at AIHce08
Q4 Submit a manuscript on decontamination efficacy for journal publication
Manuscripts published or submitted to peer review journals (approx. 3)
Presentations to stakeholders or conferences (approx. 8)
Developed "Permeation Calculator" to provide faster and more consistent results for permeation testing data analysis. The software (DHHS NIOSH) publication # 2007-143C is available either on the NIOSH website or on CD by request.
In addition, this project has resulted in an employee invention report and a U.S. provisional patent.
Research findings were incorporated into a guideline written by the AIHA Protective Clothing & Equipment Committee for decontamination of CPC and equipment. The project officer was the lead author. Nov. 2005.
Research findings resulted in a new ASTM work item titled "Standard practice for permeation testing data analysis by use of a computer program", which is being developed by the ASTM F23 committee.
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