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 Submit revised ASTM standard practice on the use of the Permeation Calculator (ASTM WK9186) for F23 Main Committee ballot after successful ballot by the F23.30 Subcommittee on Chemical Hazards in April 2009.
Q2 Attend ASTM F23 meeting with revised version.
Q3 Submit a manuscript on data collection by ICS for peer-reviewed publication.
Q4 Attend ASTM F23 meeting with revised version if not previously approved during Q2 meeting.
Manuscripts published or submitted to peer review journals (4)
Presentations at conferences (12)
Developed "Permeation Calculator" to provide faster and more consistent results for permeation testing data analysis. The software received NIOSH r2p award and CDC Director's Innovation award.
Employee invention report, a U.S. provisional patent, and a Canadian copyright.
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.
Permeation Calculator used by CPC manufacturers and test laboratories.