Colorimetric Barcode for Detection of HME Precursors
Focus Area: Detection and Identification
Description: Develop a low-cost, colorimetric cassette for the detection and identification/differentiation of permanganates, peroxides, nitroaromatics, nitrate esters and nitramines, inorganic nitrates, ammonium nitrate, urea nitrate, chlorates, and perchlorates from one sample. A separate cassette will detect and identify aluminum, magnesium, and Iron(II).
Project Cost: $2,668K
Project Duration: 36 months
Operational Impact: Provides a single step colorimetric test platform capable of reading multi-chemistry kits.
Deliverable: 500 prototypes, 2 cell phone readers.
End Users: Department of Homeland Security, Department of State, Department of Justice, and Department of Defense Crime Lab