Development of Test Material for Narcotics Detection Equipment: Sand/Drug Mixtures

    Volume 41, Issue 3 (May 1996)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Page Count: 5


    Lawrence, A

    Chauhan, M
    Research Scientist, Research and Development Technologist, Research Scientist, and Director of Research and Development Section, Revenue Canada, Customs, Excise and Taxation, Laboratory and Scientific Services Directorate, Research and Development Division, Ottawa, Ontario

    Hupé, M
    Research Scientist, Research and Development Technologist, Research Scientist, and Director of Research and Development Section, Revenue Canada, Customs, Excise and Taxation, Laboratory and Scientific Services Directorate, Research and Development Division, Ottawa, Ontario

    Pilon, P
    Research Scientist, Research and Development Technologist, Research Scientist, and Director of Research and Development Section, Revenue Canada, Customs, Excise and Taxation, Laboratory and Scientific Services Directorate, Research and Development Division, Ottawa, Ontario

    (Received 22 August 1994; accepted 8 September 1995)

    Abstract

    This study outlines the preparation and testing of a reliable test material for the evaluation of cocaine and heroin detectors based on chemical systems. The test material is simple to prepare and use. It consists of a homogeneous sand/drug mixture that can be transferred reproducibly to a surface for subsequent sampling and analysis. The ratio of sand to drug can be varied easily, allowing for the testing of instruments with varying sensitivities to the drugs of interest.


    Paper ID: JFS13923J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS13923J

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    Title Development of Test Material for Narcotics Detection Equipment: Sand/Drug Mixtures
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