Volume 28, Issue 2 (April 1983)

    Evaluation of Polyethylene Containers Used to Collect Evidence for Accelerant Detection

    (Received 13 July 1982; accepted 3 September 1982)

    Published Online: April

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    Abstract

    Polyethylene containers are demonstrated to be unsuitable packaging for accelerant evidence collection. Polyethylene's permeability to hydrocarbons makes sample loss and possible contamination significant problems.


    Author Information:

    Tontarski, RE
    Forensic chemist, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, National Laboratory Center, Rockville, MD


    Stock #: JFS11527J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS11527J

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    Title Evaluation of Polyethylene Containers Used to Collect Evidence for Accelerant Detection
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    Committee E30