Selection of a Manikin Skin Simulant for Use in the Man-In-Simulant-Test Phase I: Development of a Lab Scale Man-In-Simulant-Test Chamber
Bryan Ormond, North Carolina State University
A lab-scale Man-In-Simulant-Test (MIST) chamber has been developed in order to
further characterize the adsorption process of the chemical warfare simulant onto the
passive adsorbent dosimeters (PADs), to elucidate the effect of physiological factors such
as hair and sweat, and to determine a suitable fabric that will serve as a skin simulant for future testing.
This fabric would be used to cover an articulated manikin so that the resulting protection factors would be in agreement with human subjects. Phase I of the research deals with the design, construction, and validation of the chamber.
The analysis of the chamber conditions was carried out using a gas cell FT-IR and portable photoionization detectors, while the PADs were analyzed by gas chromatography coupled to a mass spectrometer.