Explosives Monitoring News

  • Next-Generation Heroin Identification for TacticID®

    B&W Tek, an advanced mobile instrumentation company that delivers lab quality Raman spectroscopy solutions through user-friendly mobile platforms, is proud to announce that their award-winning TacticID handheld spectrometer now has the proven capability to identify street heroin samples. The TacticID system has the industry’s largest on-board library of narcotics, pharmaceutical ...


    By B&W Tek

  • Bruker Secures Major Contract for DE-tector Explosives Trace Detector

    Bruker Corporation (NASDAQ: BRKR) today announced that it has secured a contract for the supply of one hundred (100) units of the DE-tector™ explosives trace detection (ETD) system for use at selected airports in Germany, including at the international Frankfurt Airport (FRA). This contract award followed the DE-tector system having successfully met the new European ...


    By Bruker Corporation

  • Unambiguous Real-Time Detection of TNT with PTR-MS

    Article in ACS’ Analytical Chemistry journal: Discovery of a new dimension in selectivity for PTR-MS We have already successfully demonstrated the ability of PTR-MS to detect common threat agents such as CWAs, TICs and Explosives in earlier studies. Using high-resolution IONICON ...


    By Ionicon Analytik Ges.m.b.H.

  • Ionicon at 6th future security, security research conference

    IONICON science manager, Dr. Philipp Sulzer will co-chair the session A3 Detection of hazardous Material and give a lecture. Terrorism, organized crime and sabotage, but also natural disasters and technological accidents can cause serious damage and disruption with long-lasting consequences for economies and the quality of life. The ...


    By Ionicon Analytik Ges.m.b.H.

  • ICx introduces the new Fido PaxPoint V2

      Following the success of the Fido PaxPoint, ICx have released the improved PaxPoint V2. This upgrade is designed to test vapours for liquid and peroxide-based threats and fully meets the new airport liquid screening requirements, having been tested and approved under the ECAC Liquid Explosive Detection Systems program. With its exquisite sensitivity and low false alarm rate, the ...

  • PTR-MS for the sensitive and rapid real-time detection of solid high explosives in air and water

    A new article in ABC demonstrates the capabilities of detecting explosives in air and water with IONICON DAI-PTR-MS IONICON scientists successfully demonstrate  the DAI (direct aqueous injection) system’s capabilities to detect explosives in water. The IONICON DAI system is currently in development and allows for injection of liquids and analysis of which in IONICON PTR-MS instruments. ...


    By Ionicon Analytik Ges.m.b.H.

  • ISO consults on draft guidance for explosive compounds

    The International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) has published two draft standards on explosive compounds for public comment: "Soil quality — Determination of selected explosive compounds – Part 1: Method using high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) with ultraviolet (UV) detection'(ISO/DIS 11916-1)" and, "Soil quality — Determination of selected explosive ...


    By Environmental Protection UK

  • Real-time detection of PETN explosive with PTR-MS

    The recent terror plot to transport printers containing the explosive pentaerythritol tetranitrate, or PETN, from Yemen to Chicago synagogues has once again focused attention on the need to detect explosives reliably and in real-time. PETN is the same explosive that the so-called “shoe-bomber” tried to set-off on an American Airlines jet to Miami in 2001.  More recently PETN was ...


    By Ionicon Analytik Ges.m.b.H.

  • Using lasers to detect explosives and hazardous waste

    A soldier in a humvee aims a portable device at an abandoned car 50 meters away (more than 150 feet). Pressing a button, a laser in the device fires. She reads a screen, and beckons her patrol to move away quickly. In a lab, a technician is inserting a fragment of a toy into a sample case, inserting it into a machine, and pressing a button. He inserts one fragment after another—each test takes ...

  • A-Metrics restructures management team

    A-Metrics, LLC announced the appointment of W. Richard (Rick) Webster as the firm’s general manager and chief executive officer. Prior to being named CEO Webster served as Chief Financial Officer for the company. A-Metrics has also formed a new scientific advisory board to help enhance efforts to maximize commercial application of its innovative linear measurement device that operates as a ...


    By A-Metrics LLC

  • EU ministers adopt action plan enhancing explosives safety

    The EU Council has adopted the EU Action Plan on Enhancing the Security of Explosives. The Action Plan is based on the Commission's Communication of 6 November 2007 on enhancing the security of explosives and has been adopted following intensive negotiations between the Member States and the Commission. Vice-President Jacques Barrot thanked the Council Presidency, which showed strong commitment ...


    By EU Council of Ministers

  • Moscow Airport selects GE Security for industry-first explosives detection system

    GE Security, Inc., a business of GE Enterprise Solutions (NYSE:GE) and Moscow International Airport Domodedovo has announced GE’s Homeland Protection business has been chosen to provide two integrated advanced technology CTX 9000 DSi/XRD 3500 system-of-systems explosives detection solutions to the airport. The systems are planned for commercial operation at the beginning of next year ...


    By General Electric

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