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Solid phase microextraction field kit

United States Patent

August 16, 2005
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A field kit for the collection, isolation and concentration of trace amounts of high explosives (HE), biological weapons (BW) and chemical weapons (CW) residues in air, soil, vegetation, swipe, and liquid samples. The field kit includes a number of Solid Phase Microextraction (SPME) fiber and syringe assemblies in a hermetically sealed transportation container or tubes which includes a sampling port, a number of extra SPME fiber and syringe assemblies, the fiber and syringe assemblies including a protective cap for the fiber, and an extractor for the protective cap, along with other items including spare parts, protective glove, and an instruction manual, all located in an airtight container.
Nunes; Peter J. (Danville, CA), Andresen; Brian D. (Livermore, CA)
The Regents of the University of California (Oakland, CA)
09/ 834,138
April 12, 2001
The U.S. Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. W-7405-ENG48 between the U.S. Department of Energy and the University of California for the operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.