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CHE – 812 Detection and Analysis of Explosives
Campus SCME
Programs PG
Session Fall Semester 2016
Course Title Detection and Analysis of Explosives
Course Code CHE – 812
Credit Hours 3-0
Course Objectives To provide an understanding of the principles and practical methods for the detection and analysis of explosives.
Detail Content Introduction and survey of detection techniques. Conventional Detection & Analysis; Chemical methods and spot tests, detection of hidden explosives. Instrumental Analytical Techniques; Infra Red (IR) Spectroscopy, Gas Chromatography (GC), Mass Spectrometry (MS), Hyphenated Techniques viz MS-MS, GC-MS, LC-MS. High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC), UV Spectroscopy, Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy, Thermo gravimetric Analysis (TGA) & Differential Thermal Analysis (DTA), Electron Beam Analysis. Comparison of detection methods, Improvised of detection methods, Trace analysis of explosives, Forensic explosives analysis procedures, sampling and sample preparation techniques.
Text/Ref Books
  1. Instrumental Methods of Analysis, H.H Willard, L.L Merritt T.A, Dean & F.A. Settle.
  2. Instrumental Methods of Chemical Analysis, Galen W. Ewing.
  3. Principles of Instrumental Analysis, D.A Skoog, F.J Holler & T.A. Nirman (1985).
  4. Spectroscopic Methods in Organic Chemistry, D.H. Williams & Ian Fleming.
  5. Mass Spectrometry, R.E.G Davis & Martin Frearson (1987).
  6. Practical Aspects of GC/MS, G.M. Message.
  7. Thermal Analysis, B. Wunderlich.
  8. Modern Methods & Application in Analysis of Explosives, JehudaYinon&ShmuelZitrin.
Time Schedule Fall Semester 2014
Faculty/Resource Person Dr. A. Q. Malik (RVF) & Dr. HabibNasir (Professor)
Department of Chemical Engineering
School of Chemical and Materials Engineering
National University of Sciences and Technology