used in laundering. Soap or detergent solutions may be used in PDDA and broom procedures for the
decon of material and surfaces.
Hot air evaporates liquid chemical contaminants. It is used in special situations, such as decon of
delicate instruments contaminated with liquid agents. Aircraft cabins can be deconned using the engine
Temperature and air velocities used must be safe for the particular equipment involved.
The air leaving the equipment will be contaminated.
Explosives are very useful for blasting paths through vegetation such as high grass. Explosives only
partly remove contamination. The ground and adjacent vegetation remain contaminated, but troops may
traverse the path with reduced danger from remaining contamination.