Portable Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy chemical detectors are widely used by responders to identify unknown or suspect materials. Applications include chemical spills, suspicious package screening, clandestine labs, illegal dumping sites, arson investigations, and identification of unlabeled containers or drums. These devices may be used in combination with other technologies to improve confidence in detection and/or identification.
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AEL Category, Title, Number, and Project:
AEL Category: 07. Detection
AEL Title: Fourier Transform Infrared, Point, Chemical Agent
AEL Number: 07CD-01-FTIR
SAVER Project: Portable Infrared Spectroscopy Chemical Detectors