Detecting Explosives

2010, Dec, 14

 

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To demonstrate DART®'s ability to detect explosives in complex matrices, a sample of pond water was spiked with mixture of 3ppm each of various explosives. A 2mm diameter glass rod was dipped into the water and after the sample dried onto the tube it was subject to analysis. TFA-adducts were generated to provide for more effective detection of RDX and HMX.


List of Explosives Detected

Dinitrotoluene (DNT)
Amino-DNT
Trinitrobenzene
Trinitrotoluene (TNT)
Tetryl
RDX+TFA
HMX _ TFA
Palmitic Acid