SESSION 9 - Chemical and explosive events: methods, instrumentation, protection/decontamination, algorithms and technological developments


Prof. Pasquale Gaudio

Department of  Industrial Engineering  - University of Rome Tor Vergata



Dr. Frank Duschek

Institute of Technical Physics -  German Aeropace Agency (DLR) 



Prof. José Luis Pérez Díaz

Politechnical School of Engineering - University of Alcalá 


This session will host presentations based on the following description.


Chemical agents and explosives are widely used in the industrial world; they are often easily available on the open market and therefore may be used deliberately to cause harm. Under this premise, it is clear how important Chemical and Explosive Safety and Security are for first responders and other involved professionals, civilian and military organizations, and the population. New instruments and algorithms to detect, classify and identify chemical agents play a significant role to improve chemical monitoring and ensure prompt and conscious actions to face these events.  Moreover, innovative technologies and methods to improve protection and decontamination systems, countermeasure actions, and treatments are crucial to ensure efficient mitigation and prevention. This section discusses all instrumentations,  materials, devices, techniques, algorithms, and methodologies that aim at improving safety and security in the field of chemical hazards. Furthermore, this section also deals with all the technologies, methodologies, and strategies designed to counteract the malevolent use of explosives.  

This session will host the work of the experts that will reflect those concepts.

Keywords: CAs, Case and CWAs  Contamination and Decontamination; Experimental and Applied Physics for Ce Agents Decontamination, Protection, Risks Reduction; Engineering Applications for Ce and CW Agents Decontamination, Protection, Risks Reduction; Technical Challenges on Ce CWA; Ce and CWA Research & Innovation; Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Materials, Technologies, and Systems; Collective Protective Equipment’s (CPE) Materials, Technologies, and Systems; Nanotechnologies and Nanomaterials for Safety & Security; Drones, Unmanned Vehicles applications. 

Here it is the list of the oral presentations of technical session 9.

The abstract will be available on the book of abstract.

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127.TS9. Non destructive evaluation on old chemical weapons.

Antonio Battista(1)

1. Comando Logistico dell’Esercito - Centro Tecnico Logistico interforze NBC (CETLI NBC), Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy


128.TS9. Detecting explosives from incident prevention to aftermath forensics: comparison of technologies, methodologies, and security applications.

Frank Duschek(1), Kostyantin Konstantynovski(2)

1. German Aerospace Center (DLR), Institute of Technical Physics, Hardthausen, Germany 

2. German Aerospace Center (DLR), Institute for the Protection of Terrestrial Infrastructures, Rheinbach, Germany


129.TS9. Dry decontamination for immediate and operational (emergency) decontamination in case of chemical incidents involving Chemical Warfare Agents and Toxic Industrial Chemicals.

Dieter Rothbacher(1)

1. CBRN Protection GmbH, Vienna, Austria


130.TS9. Real Time Detection of Chemical Warfare Agents at Clearance Decontamination Levels for Surface Contamination: A Technological Challenge.

Dieter Rothbacher(1)

1. CBRN Protection GmbH, Vienna, Austria


131.TS9. A New Hand-held FT-IR Spectrometer for Field-based Identifications of Vapor Phase Threats.

Duane Sword(1)

1. RedWave Technology, Danbury, CT, United States of America


132.TS9. Chemical agent detection by laser photoacoustic spectroscopy.

Luca Fiorani(1), Florinda Artuso(1), Sofia Bertolami(2), Claudio Ciceroni(1), Franco Di Paolo(2), Stefano Fantauzzi(2), Isabella Giardina(1), Ivano Menicucci(1), Marcello Nuvoli(1), Fabio Pollastrone(1), Lorenzo Valletti(2)

1. FSN-TECFIS-DIM, ENEA, Frascati, Italy

2. Department of Electronic Engineering, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy


133.TS9. Development and test of a laser cutting system with control-relevant sensor technology for mobile use on objects with energetic materials.

Matthias Muhr(1), Emre Ünal(1), Peter Kaul(1)

1. Institut für Sicherheitsforschung (ISF), Rheinbach, Germany


134.TS9. Smart swab for rapid on-site SERS detection followed by laboratory forensic analysis of biological and chemical threats.

Adriana Puiu(1), Antonia Lai(1), Roberto Viola(2), Matteo Gaspari(2), Nicola Liberatore(2), Sandro Mengali(2)

1. ENEA C.R. Frascati, Frascati, Italy

2. Consorzio CREO, L'Aquila, Italy


135.TS9. Versatile ion-exchange resins as catalysts for the oxidative degradation of highly hazardous chemical and biological contaminants.

Stefano Econdi(1,3), Chiara Bisio(1,2), Fabio Carniato(2), Matteo Alberti(3), Alessandro Caselli(3), Simona Tomaselli(1), Laura Ragona(1), Davide Mileto(4), Miriam Cutrera(4), Micol Bianchi(4), Matteo Guidotti(1)

1. CNR-SCITEC, Milan, Italy 

2. University of Eastern Piedmont, DISIT, Alessandria, Italy 

3. University of Milan, Dept. of Chemistry, Milan, Italy 

4. University Hospital, "Luigi Sacco", Milan, Italy


136.TS9. Remote detection of CBE threats with use of unmanned vehicles.

Bartłomiej Jankiewicz(1), Bartosz Bartosewicz(1), Bogusław Budner(1), Miron Kaliszewski(1), Krzysztof Kopczyński(1), Malwina Liszewska(1), Jarosław Młyńczak(1), Maksymilian Włodarski(1), Martin Sabo(2), Mateusz Szala(3)

1. Institute of Optoelectronics, Military University of Technology, Warsaw, Poland

2. Slovak University of Technology, MaSa Tech, s.r.o., Bratislava, Slovakia

3. Faculty of Advanced Technologies and Chemistry, Military University of Technology, Warsaw, Poland


137.TS9. The Centro Tecnico Logistico Interforze NBC.

Giuseppe Damato(1)

1. Comando Logistico dell’Esercito - Centro Tecnico Logistico interforze NBC (CETLI NBC), Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy


138.TS9. Recent Improvements in the novel approach to the fast detection of surface contaminations.

Frank Wilsenack(1), Fabian Meyer(1), Mario Adelhardt(1), Marko Härtelt(2) 

1. Bundeswehr Research Institute for Protective Technologies and CBRN Protection, Germany

2. Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics, Germany


139.TS9. Effective and efficient counteraction of SO2 gas clouds: an experimental validation.

José Luis Pérez Díaz(1), Francisco Javier Pérez Del Álamo(1), Juan Sánchez García-Casarrubios(2), Pablo Mendez-Vigo(1), Álvaro García-Agudiez(1), Elisa María Ruiz-Navas(2), Cristina Del-Álamo-Toraño(3), Julio Cesar Saavedra-González(3)

1. Counterfog, Valdemoro Spain 

2. EPS Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain 

3. EPS, Universidad de Alcalá, Alcalá de Henares, Spain


140.TS9. Risk for the population related to lack of knowledge and expertise in the analysys of process and plant design and risk assessment.

Gianumberto Giurin(1,2), Tommaso Pappalardo(1,2)

1. National fereration of chemists and physicists, Rome, Italy 

2. Regional Order of Chemists and Physicists of Trentino Alto Adige, Italy


141.TS9. Acoustic Waves based sensors and e-noses for VOC detection.

Fabio Di Pietrantonio(1)

1. Institute for Microelectronics and Microsystems, National Research Council, Rome, Italy