Title: Technology transfer opportunities of US national laboratories related to the destruction of chemical agent munitions in China

Authors: John A. Sanchez, Carlos Garcia, Cesar Pruenda, Ken Watts, Douglas Rake

Addresses: Los Alamos National Laboratory, Mail Stop C920, Los Alamos, NM 87545, USA. ' Los Alamos National Laboratory, Mail Stop J591, Los Alamos, NM 87545, USA. ' Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA 94551, USA. ' Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory, PO Box 1625, Idaho Falls, ID 83415, USA. ' Racke Strategies and Technologies, 4175 SW Humphrey Blvd, Portland, OR, USA

Abstract: This paper is being presented as an informational paper on the unprecedented challenges the government of Japan is facing in the destruction of large numbers of chemical agent equipped munitions abandoned over fifty years ago in China. There are many complex issues associated with this endeavour. The US national laboratories offer a unique skill set of capabilities to provide assistance to this complex undertaking. A number of technology transfer opportunities are inherent in the proposed assistance. A list of some of these is included as well as background of the undertaking required by the Chemical Convention treaty signed by the Japanese government in 1997.

Keywords: technology transfer; technology commercialisation; chemical weapons destruction; Japan; chemical agent muntions.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTTC.2005.005794

International Journal of Technology Transfer and Commercialisation, 2005 Vol.4 No.1, pp.47 - 62

Published online: 06 Dec 2004 *

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