Topic #: CBD1998-207
Status: Phase II Completed.
Live agent testing completed with excellent results.
Seeking transition partners.
Need: Safe drinking water in contaminated environments for Naval Aviators. Also applicable to other DOD and private sector personnel wearing CBW protective clothing.
Texas Research Institute Austin, Inc. (TRI/Austin) has developed a chemical-biological warfare (CBW) resistant water pouch to provide safe drinking water in contaminated environments. The water pouch is designed to fit in a variety of holding devices and interfaces with currently available mask drinkstraw systems.
A two-layer design incorporates a CBW resistant composite for the outer layer and a polyurethane inner layer for superior water potability. This configuration also gives maximum protection against leaks cuts, and tears.
Features and Benefits
- Low profile
- 2 quart capacity standard, many others available
- NSF and FDA approved inner layer
- Conforms to AIRSAVE aviators vest
- Can be decontaminated and reused
- Interfaces with M45 mask
- Tear and abrasion resistant
- Barrier composite material
- CBW agents HD (mustard) and GB (sarin)
- Anhydrous ammonia
- Hydrofluoric acid 49%
- 1,3 butadiene
- Nitric acid 70%
- Diethyl ether
- Sulfuric acid
- …and many others.
The compact, hands-free, CBW resistant waterpouch is designed for the stringent requirements of military aviators and ground troops. It is also well-suited for use by DoD personnel and municipal HazMat teams involved in emergency response of CBW and hazardous materials.