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Cover: The photograph on the cover shows part of a bank of activated carbon filter trays used for the HVAC systems at chemical agent disposal facilities. A detailed view of the structure and airflow through a filter tray can be seen in Figure 2-4. Courtesy of the U.S. Army Anniston Chemical Agent Disposal Facility, Anniston, Alabama.

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