Field of Science

Gas-guzzling paint

I have an article published in The Economist's Babbage blog. Here's the blurb:
Armies need to be prepared for the threat of chemical weapons. Part of that preparation means being able to decontaminate people and equipment that have been subject to attack. The suits and masks worn by soldiers can, if necessary, be thrown away once used, but heavier and more expensive equipment, such as vehicles, cannot be treated in such a cavalier fashion. It needs to be cleaned. Britain’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, working in collaboration with AkzoNobel, a paints company, proposes to do the cleaning job with special paint... read more.
Here is a set of main references:
  1. Halabja gas attack in 1988 - BBC
  2. AkzoNobel and DSTL patent
  3. Christopher Landry's paper - J. Am. Chem. Soc. 

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