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By John M. McAndless, Camille A. Boulet (auth.), Monica Heyl, Raymond McGuire (eds.)

One of the most important difficulties linked to the disposal of chemical guns is that the brokers have degraded through the years, a few relatively heavily. Detecting and deciding on the goods of this decomposition are worthwhile must haves to the secure, entire and environmentally benign destruction of stockpiled guns. The booklet offers and discusses either simple and novel recommendations in various parts of analytical chemistry that are proper to attaining the last word destruction of chemical guns. shows tackle pattern assortment and guidance, mass spectrometry, chromatographic concepts, NMR, and air tracking thoughts.
The paintings exhibits that analytical equipment do exist to successfully help the destruction of chemical munitions. whereas additional learn is required, the booklet presents a good baseline for extra advances within the field.

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The routine recovery and disposal of old munitions discovered in the United Kingdom is undertaken by the British Army's Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) teams. If there are indications that a discovered munition might contain a chemical fill, however, the standard procedure is for the EOD team dealing with the incident to contact the Chemical and Biological Defence Establishment (CBDE) at Porton Down. Except in the very rare situation where the munition is judged to be too unsafe to be moved, arrangements are made for it to be suitably over-packed and transported, by road, to the CBDE for final disposal.

However, plants of this type require sophisticated technology and engineering and the safety of this technique, when used with explosively configured old chemical munitions, has yet to be established fully. If it can be shown that this technique is effective, it should be capable of providing a relatively high throughput with a good degree of safety and environmental protection. Better techniques for preparing old chemical munitions for disposal are clearly needed. These techniques must not only cope with the safety, environmental and throughput problems, but also need to address the requirement for portable or transportable systems suitable for using in the field.

This reduces the sensitivity of the method for this application to 5 PPB. For EA-2192 there is no mandated threshold for release. Regardless, EA-2192 is highly toxic, almost as toxic as the chemical agent vx, however being amphoteric, it has no vapor pressure and is much less toxic than VX by dermal exposure. Our best effort for definitive identification ofEA-2192 is 50 PPB. This has been sufficient for all the samples we have seen to date. The analytical system is identical to the system used for vx, however because the HPLC-APIIMS/MS technique has a short dynamic range, the two compounds generally cannot be determined in a single injection due to large differences in their concentrations.

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