Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $415,992)
The proposed research will lead to a mathematical model that allows for the detection of an ignitable liquid in a fire debris sample and the classification of the ignitable liquid according to the ASTM E 1618 classification scheme. The research will examine the influence of substrate pyrolysis and non-pyrolysis interferences on: (1) probability of correct prediction of the presence of an ignitable liquid in real and simulated fire debris samples (Type I and Type II error rates) and (2) probability of correct prediction of the associated ignitable liquid ASTM class and sub-class (heavy, medium or light) in positive samples.
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