On-Site Chemical Warfare Agent Identification – Development of a Mobile Chemical Laboratory

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Authors
  1. Hancock, J.R.
  2. Jackson Lepage, C.R.
  3. Chenier, C.L.
  4. Froese, D.S.W.
  5. Lukacs, M.J.
Corporate Authors
Defence R&D Canada - Suffield, Ralston ALTA (CAN)
Abstract
In October 2005, the chemical detection and identification group at DRDC Suffield initiated a project to develop and field a prototype mobile chemical laboratory. This laboratory was designed to demonstrate the potential advantages of on-site chemical warfare (CW) agent identification in providing rapid information to an on-scene commander. This paper describes the various elements (i.e. platform, target agents, equipment, methods and people) that were required to deploy such a laboratory, as well as examples of the sample handling, analysis and identification of CW agents and related compounds during CW agent field exercises.

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Keywords
Mobile Chemical Laboratory;Chemical Warfare Agents;GC-MS;LC-MS;SPME;Nerve Agents;Mustard;Counter-terrorism
Report Number
DRDC-SUFFIELD-TM-2007-216 — Technical Memorandum
Date of publication
01 Nov 2007
Number of Pages
40
DSTKIM No
CA030607
CANDIS No
529186
Format(s):
CD ROM

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