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Detection of chemical agents using a novel energy cell
Author(s): John Shewchun
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Paper Abstract

The detection, classification and tracking of chemical agents (explosives) being surreptitiously smuggled into public areas, such as airports, for destructive purposes is difficult to solve by unobtrusive means. We propose the use of a novel energy cell with gas/vapor sniffing capability. Variants of such devices are routinely used by police to detect alcohol emanating from the breath of suspected impaired vehicle drivers. We have advanced this technology with the development of a Pethanol Alkaline Energy Cell which is capable of reading gaseous emissions ultimately in the parts per billion range. Our work is described in terms of detecting TATAP (acetone peroxide).

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 May 2007
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6538, Sensors, and Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence (C3I) Technologies for Homeland Security and Homeland Defense VI, 65380N (11 May 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.721352
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John Shewchun, Astris Renewable Energy Systems (United States)
Wayne State Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6538:
Sensors, and Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence (C3I) Technologies for Homeland Security and Homeland Defense VI
Edward M. Carapezza, Editor(s)

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