Spectroscopic Analysis of Fire Suppressants and Refrigerants Using Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy
Final rept. 1 Oct 1997-30 Sep 1998
ARMY RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD
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Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy LIBS is evaluated as a means of detecting the fire suppressants CF3Br Halon 1301, C3F7H FM-200, CF4 Halon 14, and the refrigerant C2F4H2 HFC-134a. The feasibility of employing LIBS for time- and space-resolved measurement of these agents during use, storage, and recharge is discussed. Data that demonstrate the conditions necessary for optimal detection of these chemicals are presented.
- Organic Chemistry
- Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy