Material Selection Guide Derived from Material - Chemical Compatibility Database: Feasibility Based on Database and Predictive Model Evaluation [open pdf - 2MB]
"The identification and selection of materials survivable in an NBC environment is an important consideration throughout the Department of Defense. The U.S. Army Chemical Research, Development and Engineering Center was asked by other services to evaluate the feasibility of compiling a list of materials that are survivable in a CB environment and compatible with current decontamination substances. The feasible characteristics of a candidate NBCCS Materials Guide are discussed herein. Thermodynamic predictive methodologies evaluated in the studies included approaches on polymer solubility phase diagrams, equation-of- state, and universal group contribution activity coefficient estimates. The studies required to generate the guide and the resources required are estimated. The evaluation concluded that a limited but potentially useful NBCCS Materials Guide appears to be feasible."
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