Field Confirmation Testing for Suspicious Substances

0 avg rating
( 0 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781420086157: Field Confirmation Testing for Suspicious Substances
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Frequently a substance found at a port of entry, waste site, laboratory triage facility, or even in a hazardous materials emergency will be labeled and purportedly identified. But law enforcement and other first responders cannot take this claim at face value, as the accuracy is not confirmed and must be verified. A comprehensive handbook for on-the-spot investigations, Field Confirmation Testing for Suspicious Substances provides those who confront suspicious substances with the tools to confirm or deny a labeled identity.

A Complete Range of Testing Protocols

Divided into three sections, the book begins by exploring physical confirmation tests which use methods that involve measurement of temperature, vapor density, radioactivity, and other factors. The author then examines chemical confirmation tests suitable for field use, providing over 400 different analyses, most of which provide a colorimetric result. The book also includes a section on instrumentation. It offers an overview of the technologies used to analyze materials and presents the strengths and weaknesses of the technology so that the corresponding weak or strong result can be used in the overall analysis. The appendix provides two detailed sections on drug and explosives tests.

The tests in this book can immediately generate valuable information in the field which can be used to save lives, conserve property, provide environmental protection, and assist law enforcement in apprehending those responsible for disseminating hazardous substances.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Rick Houghton is a retired Michigan firefighter, paramedic, and hazardous materials technician from the Lansing Fire Department. He has been an instructor at Michigan State University since 1992. He is currently a member of the Livingston County Hazardous Material Response Team and provides training, consultation, and response.

Review:

This book makes for an interesting reference guide, especially for Hazmat personnel...

―Cpl. David Rolston, Integrated Forensic Identification Services, Canadian Society of Forensic Science Journal, Vol. 43, No.1, March 2010

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9781138112032: Field Confirmation Testing for Suspicious Substances

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  1138112038 ISBN 13:  9781138112032
Publisher: Routledge, 2018
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Houghton, Rick
Published by CRC Press
ISBN 10: 1420086154 ISBN 13: 9781420086157
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:

Book Description CRC Press. Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Hardcover A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Veteran Owned Bookshop in business since 1992!. Seller Inventory # 3458371

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 183.95
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds