Volume 33, Issue 2 (March 1988)
Alternative Methods for Processing Arson Samples in Polyester Bags
Various heating methods for arson samples packaged in polyethylene lined polyester pouches are evaluated. A comparison of the efficiency of accelerant recovery from pouches versus glass jars is also noted. Spiked samples of soil and fire debris are used to simulate actual conditions encountered in arson cases. Advantages and disadvantages of the pouches are discussed.