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Generation of residue-free decontaminant using hydrogen peroxide, ammonia, and carbon dioxide

A method for in situ generation of a decontamination solution adapted to decontaminate mustard agents by oxidation and nerve agents by perhydrolysis, comprising the steps of generating a stable precursor solution of aqueous NH.sub.4HCO.sub.3 by bubbling CO.sub.2 and NH.sub.3 into a container of water; and adding a peroxide component to the precursor solution. The step of bubbling CO.sub.2 into a container of water may be accomplished by bubbling fossil fuel engine exhaust including CO.sub.2 directly into the container of water.
Patent Number: 
7,838,476
Patent Issue Date: 
November 23, 2010
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