Too Hot to Handle: How ECBC Keeps its Cool when Investigating an Unknown Sample - Part IIIECBC is kicking off a week-long blog series that walks you through the process of how the Center’s Chemical Biological Application and Risk Reduction (CBARR) Business Unit safely handles and processes an unknown sample, from onsite recovery to laboratory sample analysis. Unidentified contents can pose great dangers to personnel supporting Department of Defense remediation efforts across the country. With a highly trained and experienced workforce that is certified, vaccinated, cleared and mobile, it is no wonder why ECBC is recognized as a leading entity that can safely determine unknown samples and recommend follow-up protocols to ensure proper handling.
Part III: What capabilities does ECBC provide customers?Using state-of-the-art equipment, the EML has the capability to perform analysis of several matrices. This includes: air, water, soil, paint chips, wipes, organic solids and liquids, marine tissue, demolition debris and unknowns. Environmental sample screening includes qualitative and quantitative analysis of chemical agents, biological agents, degradation products, industrial compounds and metals in a wide range of media.