Environmental Mass Spectrometry
Group at Oak Ridge National Laboratory
conducts applied research and development directed
at improved analytical and process methodology for
environmental contaminants in the broadest sense.
Studies range from the development of new mass spectrometric
technology and instrumentation for detection of chemical
and biological warfare agents in the battlefield environment
to verification of the performance of commercially
available technology related to field analytical chemistry
at hazardous waste sites. Sampling and characterization
of airborne materials is a particular strength.
Core areas of
warfare agent detection/identification for homeland and battlefield
and application of new analytical methods for environmental contaminants,
environmental decomposition products of chemical warfare agent
manufacturing and cadavers.
and application of new sub-surface sampling and characterization
aerosol characterization and exposure assessment, with particular
emphasis on environmental tobacco smoke and associated materials.
sensing technology for environmental detection.
efficient process and materials chemistry, and advanced methods
for chemical remediation.
of explosives residues and biotransformation products of explosives
- contaminated soils.
analytical instrumental performance verification.
development for data acquisition, control, and recognition.
more information, contact Marc Wise at (865) 574-4867.