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Detection and Screening of Chemicals Related to the Chemical Weapons Convention

Chemical Weapons Chemicals Analysis

  1. Maarten S. Nieuwenhuizen

Published Online: 15 SEP 2006

DOI: 10.1002/9780470027318.a0403

Encyclopedia of Analytical Chemistry

Encyclopedia of Analytical Chemistry

How to Cite

Nieuwenhuizen, M. S. 2006. Detection and Screening of Chemicals Related to the Chemical Weapons Convention. Encyclopedia of Analytical Chemistry. .

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  1. TNO Prins Maurits Laboratory, Rijswijk, The Netherlands

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 SEP 2006

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Abstract

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.