Sample preparation for the chemical analysis of debris in suspect arson cases

@inproceedings{Bertsch1990SamplePF,
  title={Sample preparation for the chemical analysis of debris in suspect arson cases},
  author={Wolfgang Bertsch and Qi-wei Zhang},
  year={1990}
}
Abstract Abroad review of current methods for the recovery of liquid residual accelerants in fire debris is given. A summary of current practices of sample preparation methods in U.S. laboratories is presented. Sampling of heated headspace is useful as a screening method. It is also applicable for samples that contain a high concentration of accelerant. Distillation-based methods are effective only when large amounts of accelerants are present but they permit the physical isolation of… CONTINUE READING