Performance Of Self-Decontaminating Textiles For Chemical Protective Clothing
The objectives of this study are to develop an experimental system appropriate for studying chemical protection by the mechanism of destructive adsorption with these self-decontaminating surface treatments applied to traditional porous textiles and to determine whether the addition of these features will add significant protection from dermal pesticide contamination. A test procedure for chemical protective clothing fabrics was evaluated to focus on chemical protection by the mechanism of adsorption on conventional woven fabrics treated with two self-decontaminating textile treatments, Nhalamine and MgO nanoparticles. Both treatments demonstrated some degree of degradation of the pesticide aldicarb. However, the MgO treated samples achieved farther degradation than the N-halamine. These types of materials have potential for enhancing chemical protection and comfort given relatively low volume contamination conditions as modeled in this experiment.
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