Carbon Spheres and NBC (Nuclear, Chemical and Biological) Protective Suits - New Technology

The Defense Materials and Stores Research & Development Establishment (DMSRDE) in Kanpur has made a breakthrough in carbonaceous absorbents for used in devices to protection against nuclear, biological and chemical contaminants.

The laboratory has developed activated carbon spheres with high surface area and excellent mechanical strength. Commercial production levels of these spheres has been achieved and they are being used in NBC (Nuclear, Chemical and Biological) protective suits.

The suits are suited to use in tropical climates and have been ordered by the US army and Malaysia.

Posted 19th December 2003

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