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Testing and Evaluation of Standoff Chemical Agent Detectors (2003)

The report provides an independent assessment of suitable test protocols that might be useful and reliable for the testing and evaluation of standoff chemical agent detectors. The report proposes two testing protocols, one for passive detectors and one for active detectors, to help ensure the reliable detection of a release of chemical warfare agents. The report determined that testing these detectors by release of chemical warfare agents int... More >>

Beyond the Molecular Frontier: Challenges for Chemistry and Chemical Engineering (2003)

The report assesses the current state of chemistry and chemical engineering, and it identifies a set of grand challenges for research. The astonishing developments in science and engineering during the 20th century have made it possible to dream of new goals that might previously have been considered unthinkable. This report identifies the key opportunities and challenges for the chemical sciences, from terrorism defense to environmenta... More >>

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Alternatives for High-Level Waste Salt-Processing at the Savannah River Site (2000)

High-level waste (HLW) is currently being stored in 48 below-grade tanks at the Savannah River Site in South Carolina. This study examines alternatives for processing the HLW salt solutions and provides recommendations. More >>