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Intermediate Analysis of Ignitable Liquids and Fire Debris

Intermediate Analysis of Ignitable Liquids and Fire Debris

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This four-day course concentrates on collection of ignitable liquid samples and fire debris, analysis by GCMS, and interpretation of GC and GCMS results in more difficult cases. Exercises will include manipulation of analytical data for the purpose of comparison interpretation of mixtures, and for classification of ignitable liquid products. This course is intended for criminalists and forensic chemists who currently perform or will be performing analyses of ignitable liquids and fire debris.





Instructor A Certified Instructor.
Teaching Methods
Classroom lectures, group discussions, and practical laboratory exercises.
Students will strive to demonstrate mastery of mass spectra data interpretation, absorption theory and techniques, sample comparison and identification, and macro-programming. The goal is to give the students an advanced-level understanding of the range of materials encountered in fire debris and their reliable and accurate analysis and reporting.
Completion of C151 (Intro Analysis of Ignitable Liquids) or equivalent. Participants must be familiar with the basic principles of organic chemistry, gas chromatography, mass spectrometry ignitable liquids and fire debris analysis
Pre-course reading materials may be offered.
Materials Fee
Tuition $
Course Contact
Neda Khoshkebari, (916) 695-1808, (916) 695-1800

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