Fact: Advanced operator knowledge and skills improve safety and operational success. Use this hands-on session to learn advanced Raman and FTIR techniques. Participants will manipulate and test surrogate samples to identify fentanyl, select chemical warfare agents and their analogs. Expert operators will coach small groups in tips, techniques and “secrets” using handheld Raman and FTIR analyzers and surrogate samples.
Participants will work in teams using advanced, hands-on techniques and surrogate chemicals to practice safe field identification of nerve agents, fentanyl, and analogs.
Participants will observe or demonstrate sample manipulation that contribute to safety and eventual decontamination operations.