EDEM Massive Decontamination Station for Personnel decontamination provides a rapid deployment capability in CBRNe incident scenarios for decontamination of large number of contaminated people (up to 96 people / hour).
CBRN operational protocols determine that Mass Decon Stations must have 3 fundamental operational feature:
Rapid deployment: time is a critical element in people decontamination procedures. The Effect Times (Maximum time to decontaminate a person before the effects of the contaminating agent are irremediable) of the different agents (up to one hour in the case of chemical agents and up to one hour and a half in the case of toxins from biological agents) require Emergency Teams to carry out a quick and effective decontamination that minimizes the effects on casualties.
Large Capacity: in the event of CBRNe incidents in scenarios with a large population presence, the massive decontamination stations must provide decontamination capabilities of up to 100 people per hour
Versatility: variance of contaminating agents (biological, radiological or chemical), the multiple scenarios (urban environments, open field, critical infrastructures, interior of buildings, etc.) and the diversity of people affected (injured, disabled or valid), makes It is necessary that massive decontamination stations must be modular and configurable to be able to adapt to the combination of these 3 variables (type of agent, scenarios and affected).
Massive Decon Station configuration
Mass Decon Station is structured in 5 areas, which correspond to the different phases that the decontamination protocols determine to develop an effective decontamination of people, while efficient in the case of CBRNe incidents that affect people with casualties.
These 5 phases also seek to ensure one of the principles of Decontamination of People: the decontamination must achieve two objectives: decontaminate the affected person and prevent the process of decontamination to contaminate other people (known as Cross Contamination).