EXAKT - joint BMBF research project: Project status update on near real-time trace analysis of airborne
The actual presentation will address the concept and objectives of the joint project EXAKT, which is financed by the German BMBF under the security related CBRNE research programme. EXAKT comprises a new concept in on-line, near real time (NRT) analysis of trace level (airborne) chemical warfare agents and explosives using a continuous sampling Thermal Desorption (TD) system and a new bench top Time of Flight (TOF) mass spectrometer. TD adsorption is achieved using standard wide range and novel selective adsorption materials. The selective adsorption materials are newly developed molecularly imprinted polymers (MIPs), which are synthesized, tested and evaluated for the selective adsorption of explosives and direct desorption into the TOF-MS. Preliminary results will be presented.