BREATH-ALCOHOL TESTING: DISPOSABLE BREATH TESTER
The report includes details of attempts to develop an inexpensive, disposable device for breath-alcohol screening tests which would be legally acceptable. It was found infeasible to develop such a device based on length-of-stain alcohol indicators. Silica gel and various other reagent carriers proved inadequate as nonreactive, nonchanneling indicator substrates. Acid potassium dichromate solution and other alcohol reagents proved insufficiently sensitive or stable for the purpose, or did not yield adequately sharp and intensive color changes. An innovative system was developed for generation of alcohol vapors with high accuracy and precision.
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Oklahoma State University, Oklahoma CityHealth Sciences Center, P.O. Box 26901
Oklahoma City, OK United States 73190
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Dubowski, K M
- Publication Date: 1980-12
- Media Type: Digital/other
- Pagination: 42 p.
- TRT Terms: Acceptance; Acids; Alcohol breath tests; Alcoholism; Blood alcohol levels; Development; Drivers; Equipment tests; Law enforcement; Potassium; Research; Silica gel; Simulation; Testing equipment; Training simulators
- Uncontrolled Terms: Acceptability; Research and development
- Old TRIS Terms: Test equipment
- Subject Areas: Highways; Research; Safety and Human Factors; Security and Emergencies; I83: Accidents and the Human Factor;
- Accession Number: 00343570
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-805-897 Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-7-01795
- Files: NTIS, NTL, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Oct 28 1982 12:00AM