Simple Sample Preparation Techniques for Field GC/MS-Analysis
Fast on site identification of hazardous compounds for correct assessment of possible risks to the population and the environment is essential in case of fire and chemical disasters. The aim of our development has been to establish new simple sample preparation and analytical procedures based on a semi-automatic Gas Chromatograph/Mass Spectrometer system (GC/MS) to detect gases, volatile and semivolatile organic compounds (VOC, SOC). The procedures should make it possible to perform sampling and analysis in less than 10 minutes. The project includes the following objects of research [1,2]:
helicopter based emergency response
standard procedures for air, water and soil analysis
advanced software for skilled fire fighters
wireless data transfer
field study experience
KeywordsHand Pump Hazardous Compound Simple Sample Preparation Adsorbent Tube Field Study Experience
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