Volume 33, Issue 2 (March 1988)

    Alternative Methods for Processing Arson Samples in Polyester Bags

    (Received 23 March 1987; accepted 1 June 1987)

    Published Online: March

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    Abstract

    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.


    Author Information:

    Stackhouse, CC
    Chemist, South Carolina Law Enforcement Division, Columbia, SC

    Gray, CI
    president, Divex, Inc. and Gray Laboratories, Columbia, Irmo, SC


    Stock #: JFS11966J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS11966J

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    Title Alternative Methods for Processing Arson Samples in Polyester Bags
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee E30