Chemical Decontamination Technology Inspired by JELL-O

Addressing a DARPA challenge to create innovative solutions for cleaning contaminated surfaces, a research team at Idaho National Laboratory discovered that gelatin worked well in making a proper chemical foam. The researchers developed Rad-Release, a highly effective (up to 99% removal rate), affordable, patented chemical-foam-clay decontamination process tailored to specific radiological and metal contaminants, which is applicable to a wide variety of substrates.