Detection and Screening of Chemicals Related to the Chemical Weapons Convention
Chemical Weapons Chemicals Analysis
Published Online: 15 SEP 2006
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Encyclopedia of Analytical Chemistry
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Nieuwenhuizen, M. S. 2006. Detection and Screening of Chemicals Related to the Chemical Weapons Convention. Encyclopedia of Analytical Chemistry. .
- Published Online: 15 SEP 2006
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The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), which was established to achieve the object and purpose of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), conducts verification activities and as a result numerous inspections take place. Detection plays a major role during many of the possible inspection scenarios and is a most important component of the health and safety policy of the Organization. This article deals with detection equipment for vapors, liquids, contaminated solids and industrial chemicals as well as explosive or flammable vapor mixtures or lack of oxygen.