Powders & Liquids

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ThreatID: Powder/Liquid Module

The powders and liquids module of the ThreatID allows for an incredibly easy method for analyzing a wide array of samples. The sensor is a rugged diamond plate; impervious to attack by chemicals. The sensor’s strength allows the user to crush solids for analysis using the integrated press. Liquids are even easier and do not require any pressure. Simply place the liquid on the sensor. The sensor is also very resistant to chemical attacks and can run samples of any pH without degradation of the sensor.

For analysis, a few particles of powder or a simple drop of liquid is enough to give a very intense signal and to allow for a complete search against the extensive libraries of the ThreatID.

The sensor is ideal for the analysis of drugs and cutting agents, TICS/TIMS, acids/bases, CWAs, common white powders, explosives, and many other chemicals. This analysis is supported by more than 22,000 chemicals within our FTIR spectral database.

Comprehensive Analysis

Primary Search: Provides the closest match to the entire sample. This works best with pure materials, consumer products, and mixtures.

Automated Mixture Search: The list of materials that most closely match the sample when added together. Each material is featured with a sum of components shown with a relative contribution to the overall mixture.  If you have a mixture, this is a way to pull apart the individual so you can see the hazards of the individual components.

Functional Group Analysis: Confirm a library hit to gain confidence and back up the results that your search has provided. Confirm another material is not present and seek general information about each functional group.

See the ThreatID identify an Unknown Powder

The innovative ThreatID quickly identifies unknown threats providing the information you need to address any hazardous chemical situation, which increases both responder and community safety.

In the following video, RedWave Technology demonstrates how the ThreatID can be utilized in sampling an unknown powder to simulate in-field situations that a responder would face.

Whether a situation is dangerous or innocuous, the onboard chemical identifier ThreatAssist is always present on the system. From the data collection hit, this allows us to visually determine the associated hazards of what chemicals or mixture components are present.