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Trace Detection and Quantitation of Nitrobenzene, Nitric Acid and Hydrazine Permeation through PET Polymer Barriers

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Author(s)

Jason A. Widegren, Tara M. Lovestead, Thomas J. Bruno

Abstract

NISTIR 6667 In this paper, we present follow on work based on our permeation cell technique to examining the permeability of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) barriers. here we present work on nitric acid, nitrobenzene and hydrazine. These measurements necessitated the redesign and modification of our previous cells. For nitric acid, we modified the cell to accommodate a standard pH probe. For nitrobenzene and hydrazine, we designed and fabricated small, disposable cells. Data are presented for nitric acid and nitrobenzene. Hydrazine caused catastrophic damage to the permeation cells, thus no data could be collected for this material.
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Keywords

bottle bombs, explosives detection, hydrazine, improvised explosive devices, nitric acid, nitrobenzene, permeation

Citation

Widegren, J. , Lovestead, T. and Bruno, T. (2012), Trace Detection and Quantitation of Nitrobenzene, Nitric Acid and Hydrazine Permeation through PET Polymer Barriers, Other, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD (Accessed September 21, 2021)
Created April 2, 2012, Updated February 19, 2017