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Decontamination of Warfare Agents: Enzymatic Methods for the Removal of B/C Weapons

Decontamination of Warfare Agents: Enzymatic Methods for the Removal of B/C Weapons

Andre Richardt (Editor), Marc-Michael Blum (Editor)

ISBN: 978-3-527-62163-7

Jun 2008

311 pages

$171.99

Description

Based on results previously restricted for military use and inaccessible to the public, this practice-oriented handbook introduces the use of enzymes for fast and efficient decontamination of B/C weapons in various scenarios, including terrorist attacks. It draws on the internationally recognized technological leadership of the German armed forces, whose anti-B/C technology is among the most advanced worldwide. The text is rounded off with a look at future perspectives.
History of biological warfare agents
History of chemical warfare agents
Monitoring and New Threats of C/B Weapons
Biological warfare agents
Chemical warfare agents
Decontamination of biological warfare agents
econtamination of chemical warfare agents
Introduction to Enzymes
Hydrolytic enzymes
Oxidative Enzyme
Medical Aspects
Microemulsions as carriers for decontamination agents
Immobilisation of enzymes
The road ahead
""Altogether the work is an interesting overview on chemical weapons and on the protection from them ... .The chapters describing the present state of cleaning methods are the most valuable resource for giving the reader an overview of the field."" (Terra, Issue 3, 2008)