Detection Principles for TICs, Pharmaceutical-Based Agents, and CWAs

Saturday, June 10, 2023  12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

Location: Paca

Presented by: Christina M. Baxter, PhD – Emergency Response TIPS & Hazard3

This class is designed to provide real-world detection examples with actual detection examples of various chemicals to provide demonstrations regarding best practices and how to improve detection capabilities/performance. Detection examples include how to handle low vapor pressure materials, materials in solid, liquid, aerosol, and gas phases, mixtures of chemicals, and drug mixtures. Trace and bulk detection methods will be discussed with a specific focus on flame spectroscopy and Raman detection methodologies.

Learning Objectives:

  • Provide detection principles and demonstrate them using actual examples and real-world scenarios.
  • Provide education on how to detect low vapor pressure materials and sampling methods to improve detection efficiency
  • Discuss emerging threats such as pharmaceutical-based agents, 4th generation CWAs, and drug mixtures