Adsorption Processes in Gas Mask Filter Canisters: Practical Aspects, New Materials and Modeling

  • Marco J. G. Linders
Conference paper
Part of the NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C: Environmental Security book series (NAPSC)

Three topics are addressed related to adsorption processes in gas mask filter canisters. In the first section “practical aspects” two items are addressed: (a) the influence of the flow pattern, i.e. a breathing or pulsating flow versus continuous flow, on the breakthrough behavior; and (b) the risk of desorption: the possibility that adsorbed contaminants are released from the filter. The second section “new materials” deals with the use of carbon monoliths. The third section “modeling” discusses a gas mask model that has been implemented in a software tool that simulates chemical and biological incidents.

Keywords: Adsorption, gas mask, carbon monoliths, modeling, incidents.


Pulsate Flow Breakthrough Profile Respiratory Protection Activate Carbon Filter Breakthrough Behavior 
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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Marco J. G. Linders
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  1. 1.TNO DefenseSecurity and SafetyNetherlands

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