Accession Number:

ADA383242

Title:

Spectroscopic Analysis of Fire Suppressants and Refrigerants Using Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Oct 1997-30 Sep 1998

Corporate Author:

ARMY RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Report Date:

2000-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

31.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE