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    Field Detection Technologies for Explosives

    Explosives are historically the weapons that have been most frequently used against civilians by terrorist organisations. In the past few years, the use of explosives by terrorist groups has cost the lives of more people than the combination of all other attacks, including the use of weapons of mass destruction (chemical, biological and nuclear ...

  • Electronic Noses and Sensors for the Detection of Explosives

    This book examines both the potential application of electronic nose technology, and the current state of development of chemical sensors for the detection of vapours from explosives, such as those used in landmines. The two fields have developed, somewhat in parallel, over the past decade and so one of the purposes of this workshop, on which the ...

  • Electronic Noses and Sensors for the Detection of Explosives

    This book examines both the potential application of electronic nose technology, and the current state of development of chemical sensors for the detection of vapours from explosives, such as those used in landmines. The two fields have developed, somewhat in parallel, over the past decade and so one of the purposes of this workshop, on which the ...

  • A Manual for the Chemical Analysis of Metals

    MNL 25 is a practical laboratory reference that summarizes useful solutions to a wide range of common analytical problems. In its extensive focus on hybrid chemical/instrumental approaches, the manual represents a new approach, containing information otherwise only available by consulting a long list of scattered references. The organization of ...

  • Advances in Biological and Chemical Terrorism Countermeasures

    Biological and chemical weapons are a growing terrorist threat to the United States and other nations and countermeasures continue to evolve as a national and global priority issue. To keep up with this rapidly changing and vital field we must establish the current state-of-the-science on countermeasures to form a platform from which to offer ...

  • Vapour and Trace Detection of Explosives for Anti-Terrorism Purposes

    Up to now so called ‘sniffer’ dogs are the most successful and widespread systems for the explosives detection at airports and in public areas. Dogs are able to detect explosives under various conditions. On the other hand dogs are living beings and their behavior and skills are influenced by numerous parameters (e.g. age, sex, trainer, daily ...

  • Vapour and Trace Detection of Explosives for Anti-Terrorism Purposes

    Up to now so called ‘sniffer’ dogs are the most successful and widespread systems for the explosives detection at airports and in public areas. Dogs are able to detect explosives under various conditions. On the other hand dogs are living beings and their behavior and skills are influenced by numerous parameters (e.g. age, sex, trainer, daily ...

  • Chemicals as Intentional and Accidental Global Environmental Threats

    The main aim of the book is to perform a critical assessment of the existing knowledge of chemical threats to environmental security with special reference to the prevention of chemical releases, rapid detection, risk assessment and effective management of emergency situations and long-term consequences of chemical releases. The technologies that ...

  • Chemicals as Intentional and Accidental Global Environmental Threats

    The main aim of the book is to perform a critical assessment of the existing knowledge of chemical threats to environmental security with special reference to the prevention of chemical releases, rapid detection, risk assessment and effective management of emergency situations and long-term consequences of chemical releases. The technologies that ...

  • Groundwater Chemicals Desk Reference, Fourth Edition

    Building on the foundation set by its best-selling predecessors, the Groundwater Chemicals Desk Reference, Fourth Edition is both a broad, comprehensive desk reference and a guide for field research. This fourth edition contains more than 1,700 additional references, including adsorption data for more than 800 organic compounds and metals, ...

  • Ecological Risks Associated with the Destruction of Chemical Weapons

    The Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and their Destruction provides for the elimination of chemical weapons arsenals amassed during the Cold War. The easier-said-than-done task of removing these deadly weapons, however, poses huge environmental problems. This book is the ...

  • Ecological Risks Associated with the Destruction of Chemical Weapons

    The Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and their Destruction provides for the elimination of chemical weapons arsenals amassed during the Cold War. The easier-said-than-done task of removing these deadly weapons, however, poses huge environmental problems. This book is the ...

  • Emergency Response Handbook for Chemical and Biological Agents and Weapons, Second Edition

    Updated to reflect the numerous advances that have evolved since the September 11 terrorist attacks, Emergency Response Handbook for Chemical and Biological Agents and Weapons, Second Edition maintains its reputation as a comprehensive training manual for emergency responders to incidents involving nuclear, biological, and chemical materials.  ...

  • Taste and Odour in Source and Drinking Water: Causes, Controls, and Consequences

    This book provides an updated evaluation of the characterization and management of taste and odour (T&O) in source and drinking waters. Authored by international experts from the IWA Specialist Group on Off-flavours in the Aquatic Environment, the book represents an important resource that synthesizes current knowledge on the origins, mitigation, ...

  • Hydrogen Sulfide Safety

    Workers learn to recognize, respect and respond to the hazards from this extremely toxic, colorless, flammable gas. H2S is common in many settings, including chemical and paper plants, confined spaces, excavation sites, water treatment facilities, etc. Definition of H2S.Detection monitoring.PPE and symptoms of exposure.Emergency response ...

  • Instrument Development for Atmospheric Research and Monitoring

    The growth in our understanding of the production, transformation and loss of pollutants and trace substances in the atmosphere has followed closely the development of instrumentation for both in situ and remote measurements of the minute concentrations and fluxes of trace substances. In recent times the requirement has been for instruments which ...

  • Diagnostic Tools to Evaluate Impacts of Trace Organic Compounds

     With the recent advent of improved analytical and biomarker detection capabilities, a variety of organic chemicals have been found in trace amounts (Trace Organic Chemicals, TOrCs) in surface waters and fish tissue. TOrCs include pharmaceuticals, personal care products, surfactants, pesticides, flame retardants, and other organic chemicals, some ...

  • Emerging Contaminant - 1,4 Dioxane Fact Sheet

    This fact sheet provides a brief summary for 1,4-dioxane, including physical and chemical properties, environmental and health impacts, existing federal and state guidelines, detection and treatment methods, and additional sources of information. This fact sheet is intended for use by site managers faced with addressing 1,4-dioxane at a cleanup ...

  • Fate of Pharmaceuticals in the Environment and in Water Treatment Systems

    Found in concentrations at the parts-per-trillion or low parts-per-billion, the detection of pharmaceutical residues remained elusive until instruments such as liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry became commonplace in environmental laboratories. As a result, the occurrence of pharmaceutical residues and endocrine disrupting chemicals in water ...

  • Bisesi and Kohn`s Industrial Hygiene Evaluation Methods, Second Edition

    Professionals and students in the field of industrial hygiene need a concise guide that thoroughly covers the practical methods of evaluating health threats in the workplace.Bisesi and Kohn's Industrial Hygiene Evaluation Methods, Second Edition introduces basic methods for evaluating work and some non-work environments in order to detect and ...

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