CBW Safe Water Pouch

Topic #: CBD1998-207
Sponsor: NAVAIR
Status: Phase II Completed.
Live agent testing completed with excellent results.
Seeking transition partners.
TRL: 6
Patent: Pending.
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

  • Flexible
  • 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

Proven Against

  • CBW agents HD (mustard) and GB (sarin)
  • Anhydrous ammonia
  • Hydrofluoric acid 49%
  • 1,3 butadiene
  • Methanol
  • Butylamine
  • Monochlorobenzene
  • Chloroform
  • Nitric acid 70%
  • Diethyl ether
  • Sulfuric acid
  • Formaldehyde
  • …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.