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Title: Screening portal, system and method of using same

Abstract

A portal, system and method for screening an object for a target substance is provided. The portal includes an inflatable bladder expandable to form a test space for receiving the object and a plurality of nozzles positioned about the inflatable bladder. The nozzles are in fluid communication with a fluid source for directing air over the object whereby samples are removed from the object for examination. A collector is operatively connected to the inflatable bladder for collecting the samples removed from the object. A detector is operatively connected to the collector for examining the removed samples for the presence of the target substance. At least one preconcentrator may be operatively connected to the collector for concentrating the samples collected thereby.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
SNL-A (Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM (United States))
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1083579
Patent Number(s):
8,429,987
Application Number:
12/636,852
Assignee:
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM) SNL-A
DOE Contract Number:
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
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Citation Formats

Linker, Kevin L., Hunter, John A., and Brusseau, Charles A. Screening portal, system and method of using same. United States: N. p., 2013. Web.
Linker, Kevin L., Hunter, John A., & Brusseau, Charles A. Screening portal, system and method of using same. United States.
Linker, Kevin L., Hunter, John A., and Brusseau, Charles A. 2013. "Screening portal, system and method of using same". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1083579.
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title = {Screening portal, system and method of using same},
author = {Linker, Kevin L. and Hunter, John A. and Brusseau, Charles A.},
abstractNote = {A portal, system and method for screening an object for a target substance is provided. The portal includes an inflatable bladder expandable to form a test space for receiving the object and a plurality of nozzles positioned about the inflatable bladder. The nozzles are in fluid communication with a fluid source for directing air over the object whereby samples are removed from the object for examination. A collector is operatively connected to the inflatable bladder for collecting the samples removed from the object. A detector is operatively connected to the collector for examining the removed samples for the presence of the target substance. At least one preconcentrator may be operatively connected to the collector for concentrating the samples collected thereby.},
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place = {United States},
year = 2013,
month = 4
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