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Taggants in explosives. summary by United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.

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Published by Congress of the United States, Office of Technology Assessment, 1980 in Washington .
Written in English


  • Explosives

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Edition Notes

April 1980

SeriesOTA-ISC ; 115
The Physical Object
Pagination31 p. :
Number of Pages31
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14212807M

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Detection taggants are used to detect explosives before detonation. Identification taggants are intended to be used to trace explosive materials to their source before and after detonation. The Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of (ATEDPA) requires detection agents for plastic bonded explosives (PBX). These agents enhance the detection of PBX which has historically been . texts All Books All Texts latest This Just In Smithsonian Libraries FEDLINK (US) Genealogy Lincoln Collection. National Emergency Library. Top American Libraries Canadian Libraries Universal Library Community Texts Project Gutenberg Biodiversity Heritage Library Children's Library. Open Library. Get this from a library! Taggants in explosives.. [United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.; United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Governmental Affairs.]. velop such taggants, and addresses the question of whether taggants would in fact work. Second, it assesses the question of whether adding such taggants to explosives and gunpowders might create a safety hazard. Third, the cost of a taggant program (on the assumption taggants work and are safe) is calculated, and the major parame-.

Taggants have been credited with identifying the manufacturer in cases of bombings or explosives seizures over a year period. But taggants "aren't a panacea," Fainberg said. 52 Taggants in Explosives 2. addition of materials that would physical-ly survive the detonation and be recov-ered intact; 3. addition of materials to the explosives that would be detected in an assay of the debris; and 4. addition of radioactive isotopes. Predetonation Only . Detection taggants are materials added to explosives that can be sensed (pre-blast) by an associated detection instrument. Identification taggants are additives designed to survive an explosive blast, to be recoverable at the bomb scene, and to provide pertinent information, such as last legal purchaser, to aid law enforcement personnel in identifying the perpetrator. This factor may limit the application of ceramic particles, glass particles, or glass microspheres. (The microspheres used in dynamite are made of phenolic polymer material and do not pose a friction hazard.) The particulate taggants would be added to explosives at a level of to percent by weight.

March Taggants In Explosives. Issue: Should taggants be mandated in commercial explosives? Discussion: Taggants can refer to two types of marking technologies. Detection taggants are used to detect explosives before detonation. Identification taggants are intended to be used to trace explosive materials to their. Two types of taggants are contemplated: “identification taggants ” would be designed to survive an explosion, and would carry a code which would enable those who recovered such taggants from the debris of a criminal bombing to assemble a list of the last legal purchasers of the batch of explosives used to make the bomb; “detection. Monitoring – Taggants may be placed on exterior surfaces of houses, commercial properties or objects of value. As a result of criminal activity (such as trespassing or out-of-hours burglary), these taggants may be transferred to an individual, providing strong physical evidence to associate them with that onal information of the suspect's subsequent activity can also be gained. Bought this book in the 90's and glad I did because purchasing this book nowadays would prolly get you on some sort of watch list. Granted the chemicals needed to make most of the stuff in the book are hard to get anymore but still a good s: 5.