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Decontaminants, Physical Removal

Definition : Decontaminants intended for physical removal of contaminants from the surface of individuals (i.e., skin), personal gear, garments, and/or equipment (including vehicles and/or installations). Physical-removal decontaminants may consist of common products (e.g., water, air, soap, flour) either at room temperature or hot; fluids (e.g., gases, water) are usually delivered at high pressure. Some decontaminants consist of products specifically designed for that purpose (e.g., polymeric absorbent resins, viscous solutions). Physical decontaminants generally do not neutralize chemical or biological agents, making it necessary to use additional chemical decontamination to achieve complete decontamination.

Entry Terms : "Physical Removal Decontaminants"

UMDC code : 20553

   

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Rohm & Haas Co

Dow combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company connects chemistry and innovation with the principles of sustainability to help address many of the world's most challenging problems such as the need for clean water, renewable energy generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow's diversified industry-leading portfolio of specialty chemical, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics businesses delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in approximately 160 countries and in high growth sectors such as electronics, water, energy, coatings and agriculture. In 2011, Dow had annual sales of $60 billion and employed approximately 52,000 people worldwide. The Company's more than 5,000 products are manufactured at 197 sites in 36 countries across the globe.

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