Recent Advances in Ion Mobility Spectrometry for Explosives Vapor Detection

    Volume 13, Issue 3 (May 1985)

    ISSN: 0090-3973

    CODEN: JTEOAD

    Page Count: 7


    Spangler, GE
    Principal scientist and chief scientist, Bendix Environmental Systems Division, Baltimore, MD

    Carrico, JP
    Chief, Detection Technology Division, Detection Directorate, U.S. Army Armament, Munitions and Chemical Command, Chemical Research and Development Center, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD

    Campbell, DN
    Principal scientist and chief scientist, Bendix Environmental Systems Division, Baltimore, MD

    Abstract

    The detection of explosives with ion mobility spectrometry (IMS) using reactant ion (background) subtraction techniques and chloride ion/molecule reaction chemistry is discussed. Data are presented for dinitrotoluene (DNT), trinitrotoluene (TNT), RDX (cyclonite), Composition B, and dynamite. Using a membrane inlet system, a man-portable IMS detector system is described which can be used as a point sampler with these techniques.


    Paper ID: JTE10790J

    DOI: 10.1520/JTE10790J

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