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DEVICE FOR LARGE SCALE FOG DECONTAMINATION

Objective

COUNTERFOG will be a new, rapid response system for collapsing all kinds of dispersed agents (smoke, fog, spores, etc.) by using a fog made of a solution that could eventually contain any kind of neutralizing component. It will be a permanent installation in large public buildings like railway stations but also a portable COUNTERFOG for use outdoors, used to counteract a CBRN attack in its earliest stages, greatly reducing the number of potential fatalities. In fact, COUNTERFOG will use the same “weapon” as a CBRN attack: a dispersed state with a large surface/volume ratio. It will penetrate all the intricate holes CBRN agents are able to infiltrate. As it needs a minimum quantity of decontaminant, it is intrinsically an environmental-friendly and electric-compatible system. It would have three benefits: Firstly, to neutralize and collapse the CBRN cloud, secondly, to rapidly decontaminate all the affected people in that area, and finally, to rapidly decontaminate any equipment and the facility itself.
Because of the large-scale fogging capacity of up to three components, choice of pressures and capability to simultaneously emulsify liquids and disperse solid particles and an enormous surface/volume ratio, it will be possible to counteract a CBRN cloud in large, open areas. Nozzle, sensor and solid mesoporous particles will be technological keys.
A Fog Dynamic Laboratory will be designed, built and used in the project to test the ability such a system has to condense different kinds of smokes, clouds or fogs and its ability to simultaneously neutralize different kinds of CBRN agents and combined incidents (fire & CBRN). Full scale tests will be also performed. Eventually, the real applicability, side effects and compatibility with conventional fire protection facilities will also investigated, a detailed marketing plan prepared and a diffusion campaign implemented. Furthermore, a spin-off company will be set up in order to exploit the results most effectively.

Call for proposal

FP7-SEC-2012-1
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Coordinator

UNIVERSIDAD DE ALCALA
Address
Plaza De San Diego
28801 Alcala De Henares/madrid
Spain
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 082 041,75
Administrative Contact
Marta Gutierrez De Teran (Ms.)

Participants (10)

UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 298 499,60
Address
Richmond Street 16
G1 1XQ Glasgow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
David Mcbeth (Dr.)
INSTITUTE OF SOLID STATE PHYSICS BULGARIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 369 033,60
Address
Tzarigradsko Chaussee 72
1784 Sofia
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ognyan Ivanov (Dr.)
CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIOAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS-CIEMAT
Spain
EU contribution
€ 759 655,75
Address
Avenida Complutense 40
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ana Collados Martin Posadillos (Mrs.)
USTAV ANORGANICKE CHEMIE AV CR VVI
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 110 997
Address
Area Of Research Institutes 1001
25068 Husinec Rez
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Lenka Vincencova (Dr.)
CONSILIUM MARINE & SAFETY AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 61 670
Address
Salsmastaregatan 21
402 76 Goteborg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marianne Haraldsson (Mrs.)
HORNIG WOLFGANG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 167 816
Address
Fohrenstrasse 51
90542 Eckental
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Wolfgang Hornig (Dr.)
VOP CZ SP

Participation ended

Czechia
Address
Dukelska 102
742 42 Senov U Noveho Jicina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Miroslav Skoumal (Dr.)
SECCION ESPAGNOLA DE LA ASOCIACION EUROPEA DE FERROVIARIOS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 82 202
Address
Calle Santa Isabel 44
28012 Madrid
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Miguel Cuesta Palomino (Mr.)
UNIVERSIDAD CARLOS III DE MADRID
Spain
EU contribution
€ 492 692
Address
Calle Madrid 126
28903 Getafe (Madrid)
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Regina Garcia Beato (Dr.)
VOJENSKY VYZKUMNY USTAV SP
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 47 385
Address
Veslarska 230
63700 Pisarky
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Karel Mazanec (Dr.)