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Eco-friendly Air Decontamination of Biological Warfare Agents Using “Counterfog” System

  • Tania Martín-PérezEmail author
  • Francisco-José Llerena-Aguilar
  • Jorge Pérez-Serrano
  • José Luis Copa-Patiño
  • Juan Soliveri de Carranza
  • José-María Orellana-Muriana
  • José-Luis Pérez-Díaz
Conference paper

Abstract

Counterfog is a new, rapid response system for collapsing all kinds of dispersed agents (smoke, fog, spores, etc.) by using a fog made of a solution that could contain any kind of neutralizing component. Tests in the Fog Dynamics Laboratory with surrogates of biological agents have been carried out. The results show that the new Counterfog technology is able to decontaminate the air with a minimal use of harmless, low-cost, and eco-friendly resources.

Keywords

Biological agents Decontamination Spores Bacillus Counterfog Air washout 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tania Martín-Pérez
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Francisco-José Llerena-Aguilar
    • 1
  • Jorge Pérez-Serrano
    • 2
  • José Luis Copa-Patiño
    • 2
  • Juan Soliveri de Carranza
    • 2
  • José-María Orellana-Muriana
    • 3
  • José-Luis Pérez-Díaz
    • 1
  1. 1.Escuela Politécnica SuperiorUniversidad de AlcaláMadridSpain
  2. 2.Facultad de FarmaciaUniversidad de AlcaláMadridSpain
  3. 3.Centro de Experimentación AnimalUniversidad de AlcaláMadridSpain

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