Safe and proper disposal of hazardous materials and chemical waste is of growing concern for communities around the globe. First responders and hazmat remediation agencies need to quickly analyze and identify the contents of unlabeled spilled material and illegally dumped drums. Increasingly complex industrial processes are introducing new hazardous chemical materials that require special disposal and waste treatment facilities that need to test and verify the products they are receiving.
Hazardous waste analysis often involves collecting and analyzing solid or liquid samples from various containment vessels. Tools such as composite liquid waste samplers (COLIWASA) for liquids and scoops, and trowels for solid waste sampling are often used. Onsite preliminary assessment is usually done by visual inspection with further tests conducted offsite or in a nearby laboratory. This can add a tremendous amount of time and expense to the identification and cleanup process.
The FirstDefender and TruDefender product lines are ideal solutions for hazmat identification for both liquid and solid chemicals and headspace gas. The next-generation FirstDefender RM and FirstDefender RMX instruments, based on Raman spectroscopy, and TruDefender FT and TruDefender FTi devices, based on FTIR spectroscopy, can be used to quickly verify the contents of drums, bags, bottles and more. Featuring vast databases, mixture analysis capabilities, and highly accurate, reliable operations, Thermo Scientific products are deployed around the world to enable field-based assessment of a broad spectrum of unknown and suspicious hazmat chemicals. The FirstDefender and TruDefender instruments provide hazmat, fire, national security agencies and other first responders with a unique set of identification tools.
The FirstDefender RM is latest Raman device for chemical and hazmat material identification.
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