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Title: Device for collecting chemical compounds and related methods

Abstract

A device for sampling chemical compounds from fixed surfaces and related methods are disclosed. The device may include a vacuum source, a chamber and a sorbent material. The device may utilize vacuum extraction to volatilize the chemical compounds from the fixed surfaces so that they may be sorbed by the sorbent material. The sorbent material may then be analyzed using conventional thermal desorption/gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (TD/GC/MS) instrumentation to determine presence of the chemical compounds. The methods may include detecting release and presence of one or more chemical compounds and determining the efficacy of decontamination. The device may be useful in collection and analysis of a variety of chemical compounds, such as residual chemical warfare agents, chemical attribution signatures and toxic industrial chemicals.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1082944
Patent Number(s):
8,342,042
Application Number:
12/777,951
Assignee:
Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC (Idaho Falls, ID) IDO
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-05ID14517
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
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Citation Formats

Scott, Jill R., Groenewold, Gary S., and Rae, Catherine. Device for collecting chemical compounds and related methods. United States: N. p., 2013. Web.
Scott, Jill R., Groenewold, Gary S., & Rae, Catherine. Device for collecting chemical compounds and related methods. United States.
Scott, Jill R., Groenewold, Gary S., and Rae, Catherine. Tue . "Device for collecting chemical compounds and related methods". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1082944.
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author = {Scott, Jill R. and Groenewold, Gary S. and Rae, Catherine},
abstractNote = {A device for sampling chemical compounds from fixed surfaces and related methods are disclosed. The device may include a vacuum source, a chamber and a sorbent material. The device may utilize vacuum extraction to volatilize the chemical compounds from the fixed surfaces so that they may be sorbed by the sorbent material. The sorbent material may then be analyzed using conventional thermal desorption/gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (TD/GC/MS) instrumentation to determine presence of the chemical compounds. The methods may include detecting release and presence of one or more chemical compounds and determining the efficacy of decontamination. The device may be useful in collection and analysis of a variety of chemical compounds, such as residual chemical warfare agents, chemical attribution signatures and toxic industrial chemicals.},
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journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {2013},
month = {1}
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