Products for decontaminating areas and assets based on Sandia research are helping communities, businesses, and governments resume normal life after chemical attacks. These articles describe ongoing work to advance new possibilities:
- Decontamination foam based on patented Sandia research has proven effective in decontaminating meth labs, an otherwise lengthy and expensive process.
- Simulations of the movement of several chemical agents within tiny concrete pores will help researchers identify better products for the complex task of cleaning concrete contaminated with chemicals.
- A Sandia technology removed the chemical cesium from more than 43 million gallons of contaminated wastewater after the Fukushima disaster—work recognized with a prestigious technology transfer award.
- Sandia’s patented explosive destruction system, originally developed to render abandoned munitions harmless, was used to safely destroy chemical munitions in the U.S. stockpile.