Accession Number:

ADA254065

Title:

Portable Tandem Mass Spectrometer Analyzer

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Dec 1984-Dec 1987

Corporate Author:

FLORIDA UNIV GAINESVILLE DEPT OF CHEMISTRY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

257.0

Abstract:

This report documents Phase 1 of a two-phased project to develop a portable tandem mass spectral analyzer to be used in environmental characterizations of contaminated and suspected contaminated sites of Air Force properties. Phase 1 was a laboratory prototyping study and Phase 2 was to entail the construction of an actual portable prototype instrument. Phase 1 accomplishments include the development of an atmospheric pressure ionization source for a compact commercial mass spectrometer, fundamental studies of the atmospheric pressure ionization processes, and the development of rapid gas chromatographic pre-separation methods intended to enhance the instruments performance when analyzing complex samples.

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE