Investigation of Luminol and Collection Tape Components and the Effects of Airborne Interferents on the XM19 Detector
Quarterly progress rept. no. 2
SOUTHERN RESEARCH INST BIRMINGHAM AL
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This contract is concerned with a study of several aspects of the development of the XM19 biological aerosol detector. The detection principle is based on the iron porphyrin-catalyzed oxidation of luminol in alkaline solution by hydrogen peroxide, the result of which is the chemiluminescent emission of light. Of primary concern in this investigation are the effects of airborne interferents, the development of collection tape components, and further study of the luminol chemical system for the XM19 detector. During the period covered by this Second Quarterly Report, studies were conducted concerning the storage of solid oxidants and the use of a luminol-perborate premix also, investigations of the problems caused by dust interferences were begun.
- Physical Chemistry
- Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare