4 November 2005 Simple laboratory methods for quantitative IR measurements of CW agents
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Proceedings Volume 5995, Chemical and Biological Standoff Detection III; 59950H (2005) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.632898
Event: Optics East 2005, 2005, Boston, MA, United States
Abstract
A simple method is presented for quantitatively measuring the absorbance of chemical warfare (CW) agents and their simulants in the vapour phase. The technique is based on a standard lab-bench FTIR spectrometer, 10-cm gas cell, a high accuracy Baratron pressure manometer, vacuum pump and simple stainless-steel hardware components. The results of this measurement technique are demonstrated for sarin (GB) and soman (GD). A second technique is also introduced for the passive IR detection of CW agents in an open- air path located in a fumehood. Using a modified open-cell with a pathlength of 45 cm, open-air passive infrared measurements have been obtained for simulants and several classical CW agents. Detection, identification and quantification results based on passive infrared measurements are presented for GB and the CW agent simulant, DMMP, using the CATSI sensor which has been developed by DRDC Valcartier. The open-cell technique represents a relatively simple and feasible method for examining the detection capability of passive sensors, such as CATSI, for CW agents.
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Eldon Puckrin, Eldon Puckrin, Jean-Marc Thériault, Jean-Marc Thériault, Hugo Lavoie, Hugo Lavoie, Denis Dubé, Denis Dubé, Carmela Jackson Lepage, Carmela Jackson Lepage, Michael Petryk, Michael Petryk, } "Simple laboratory methods for quantitative IR measurements of CW agents", Proc. SPIE 5995, Chemical and Biological Standoff Detection III, 59950H (4 November 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.632898; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.632898
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