Application Note: Thermal Desorption Applications Guide for Defence and Forensics
9 March 2018

Although the 1997 Chemical Weapons Convention has been ratified by nearly all countries, the need to detect chemical warfare agents continues. This is increasingly to guard against their use by terrorist organisations and innapropriate use by governments, in addition to treaty obligations and military applications, such as decommissioning historic chemical agent stockpiles. This application note provides a comprehensive guide to using thermal desorption for homeland security, military and forensic applications.