Army

Zirconium hydroxide for decontaminating toxic agents

  • US Patent No. 8530719
  • Issued: September 10, 2013
  • Status: Active
Medical & Biotechnology

The present invention relates to a process for decontaminating surfaces contaminated with toxic agents. The process comprises contacting a contaminated surface with a sorbent comprised of zirconium hydroxide onto which at least one reactive moiety is optionally impregnated.

This technology is linked to US Patent 10,245,456, and was featured in the news story “US Army formulates new, fast-acting spray for chemical weapons decontamination.”

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