Analytical Chemistry Associated with the Destruction of Chemical Weapons
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Analytical Chemistry Associated with the Destruction of Chemical Weapons

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One of the major problems associated with the disposal of chemical weapons is that the agents have degraded over time, some quite seriously. Detecting and identifying the products of this decomposition are necessary prerequisites to the safe, complete and environmentally benign destruction of stockpiled weapons. The book presents and discusses both basic and novel techniques in a variety of areas of analytical chemistry which are relevant to achieving the ultimate destruction of chemical weapons. Presentations address sample collection and preparation, mass spectrometry, chromatographic techniques, NMR, and air monitoring techniques.
The work shows that analytical methods do exist to effectively support the destruction of chemical munitions. While further research is needed, the book provides an excellent baseline for further advances in the field.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 350 pages
  • 162.6 x 238.8 x 25.4mm | 680.4g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1997 ed.
  • XIV, 350 p.
  • 0792346483
  • 9780792346487

Table of contents

Report on Project Swiftsure: Destruction of Chemical Agents at Defence Research Establishment Suffield; J.M. Andless, C.A. Boulet. Report on European Experience with the Disposal of Old Chemical Weapons; R.G. Manley. Report on Development of Analytical Technologies for the Alternatives to Incineration Program; D.J. Reutter, et al. Report on Analytical Control for Destruction of Chemical Weapons: Requirements and Organization; B.F. Myasoedov. Report on Super Toxic Analytical Glovebox System (STAGS); C. Henry, et al. Report on On-Site Sample Work-Up Procedures to Isolate Chemical Warfare Related Compounds Using Solid Phase Extraction and Solid Phase Microextraction Technology; A. Alcaraz, et al. Report on Application of Some Modern Sample Introduction Techniques and Poraplot Q GC Column in the Analysis of Volatile Toxic Compounds; V. Bardarov, Vl. Tashkov. Report on Mass Spectra and Retention Parameters of Some O-Alkyl Methylphosphonic Acids; M. Sokolowski. Report on Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy for the Verification of the Chemical Weapons Convention; W.P. Aue. Report on Chemical Ionization and Electron Impact Mass Spectrometry of Some Methylphosphonothiolates; V. Podborsky. Report on GC/MS Investigation of Ethyl S-2-diisopropyl Aminoethyl Methylphosphonothiolate (VX) Age Decomposition Products; M. Sliwakowski. Report on GCQ GC/MS System: Preliminary Experiences; J. Cermak. Report on System Design Recommendations for the Collection, Transfer and Processing of Real Time Air Monitoring Data; D. Bolt. Report on Air Monitoring Equipment for CW Destruction Facilities with Special Emphasis on OCW Destruction; V. Starrock, H.R. Doering. Report on Methods and Means for Air Monitoring Associated with the Destruction of Chemical Weapons; J. Matousek.Report on Capillary Electrophoresis; C.A. Boulet. Report on Determination of Organo Fluoro Phosphonates by Liquid Chromatography; B. Uchytil. Report on Analysis of Chemical Warfare (CW) Agents and Degradation Products by Liquid Chromatography (LC); E.R.J. Wils. Report on the Application of LC/ES-MS in the OPCW/PTS Inter-Laboratory Comparison Test; P. Lixin, X. Danian. Report on a Data Analysis Routine to Protect Confidential Information During GC-MS Analysis; R.R. McGuire, W.H. Martin. Report on the Role of Remote Sensing Equipment in Air Monitoring System; L. Halasz. Report on Possibilities of Incorporation of the CO2 Dial Detector Into The System of Atmospheric Quality Monitoring Associated with Storing and Destruction of Chemical Weapons; J. Kadl ak, et al. Report on Monitoring in the Non-Stockpile Program; L.C. Rowe. Report on Hand-Held Chemical Analysis Instruments: An Overview of Vapor Detection and the State of the Art in Hand Held Detectors; C.S. Harden. Report on Screening Techniques for Use in the Chemical Weapon Field; A.N. Trethewey. Report on Non-Destructive Evaluation Techniques for Chemical Weapons Destruction; J.K. Hartwell, A.J. Caffrey. Report on GC/MS Screening of Alkyl Methylphosphonofluoridates and Alkyl Methylphosphonic Acids; D.K. Rohrbaugh, E.W. Sarver. Appendixes: Overview of the United States Chemical Demilitarization Program; T.M. Prociv. Overview of the Chemical Demilitarization Program; J. Ontiveros.
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