Ahura Scientific develops handheld chemical ID device
| 02.14.2008 | 09:45:47 | Views: 4156 | ID:
February 14 '08: HSDailyWire.com reported that Ahura Scientific has released a new handheld chemical ID device which "allows first responders to analyze" compounds in the field. The device, called the TruDefender FT is three pounds and uses Fourier-Transform Infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy, the company's press release said.
"FTIR spectroscopy is a widely-accepted and highly selective technique for chemical identification that is ideally-suited for many industries, including public safety applications like hazmat response," the press release continued.Roughly, the FTIR process uses split infrared waves which are recombined and then measured inside a detector to analyze the various components of the compound which is submitted to the radiated infrared light. Ahura Scientific said the technology used in the TruDefender - which will be demo-ed atPITTCON 2008 in New Orleans this March - can be used also "to a range of quality control (QC), product verification, and raw material inspection applications in the industrial sector, including pharmaceutical manufacturing, food production, petrochemical processing, and composite analysis."
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