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Application of Chemometrics for the Identification of Ignitable Liquids in Fire Debris Samples

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $242,281)

The purpose of the research is to provide the fire debris analyst with a powerful chemometric method of data analysis that will facilitate the identification of GCMS patterns associated with specific ignitable liquids in the presence of high or low background contamination. A chemometric technique for the interpretation of GC-MS data will strengthen the value of the results and will reduce interpretation time and will subsequently reduce the backlog in Fire and Arson analysis.


Date Created: September 10, 2008