The effects of microbial degradation on ignitable liquids.

@article{Turner2009TheEO,
  title={The effects of microbial degradation on ignitable liquids.},
  author={Dee A Turner and John V. Goodpaster},
  journal={Analytical and bioanalytical chemistry},
  year={2009},
  volume={394 1},
  pages={
          363-71
        }
}
The identification of ignitable liquid residues in fire debris is a key finding for determining the cause and origin of a suspicious fire. However, the complex mixtures of organic compounds that comprise ignitable liquids are susceptible to microbiological attack following collection of the sample. Biodegradation can result in selective removal of many of the compounds required for identification of an ignitable liquid. Such degradation has been found to occur rapidly in substrates such as soil… CONTINUE READING
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