Universidad de Alcalá technology, selected by Defence for CBRN decontamination.
The Automated Triple Onmidescontaminant System (SOTA), developed by the UAH and its Technology-Based Company Counterfog, has been included in the ‘Coincidente’ programme, which aims to take advantage of technologies developed in the civilian sphere so that they can be applied in projects of interest to the Ministry of Defence, in this case in nuclear, radiological, biological and chemical (NRBQ) decontamination operations.
José Luis Pérez Díaz, Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the Higher Polytechnic School of the UAH and head of the project, stresses that SOTA will automate the Counterfog universal decontamination technology, making human intervention unnecessary. Counterfog is a universal decontamination technology capable of removing toxic clouds.
Counterfog has sold more than 100 rapid disinfection devices worldwide. In addition to military applications such as this SOTA project, they are also preparing its application in other sectors such as veterinary medicine to avoid the transmission of animal diseases to humans.