Battelle Develops System to Decontaminate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to Meet Growing Demand During COVID-19 Crisis
Battelle Memorial Institute, which is part of Triad National Security LLC and working with Texas A&M University System and the University of California to run Los Alamos Laboratory, is working to support front-line healthcare workers as they face critical shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE). Battelle developed the CCDS Critical Care Decontamination SystemTM. The CCDS is capable of decontaminating up to 80,000 respirator masks each day using concentrated, vapor phase hydrogen peroxide (VPHP). The respirator masks are exposed to the validated concentration level for 2.5 hours to decontaminate biological contaminates, including SARS-CoV-2. Battelle CCDSTM can decontaminate the same respirator mask up to 20 times without degrading the mask’s performance.