RESPONSE OF BREATH-ALCOHOL ANALYZERS TO ACETONE

Quantitative evidential breath-alcohol analyzers and screening testers in each of the five current categories of analytical principle were examined for response to dynamically-generated acetone vapor concentrations of 3, 100, 150, 350, and 600 micro g/210 Liters. Nine of the 13 instruments tested were unaffected by acetone at any of these concentrations; three solid-state (Taguchi) sensing devices and one device employing single-wavelength infrared spectrometry displayed responses to acetone at the two highest tested concentrations. In view of a breath-acetone literature survey for ambulatory subjects and other considerations, response of the tested devices to acetone is not considered to be a significant problem in breath-alcohol analysis for traffic law enforcement purposes.

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    Preston Publications, Incorporated

    6366 Gross Point Road, P.O. Box 48312
    Niles, IL  United States  60648
  • Authors:
    • Dubowski, K M
    • ESSARY, N A
  • Publication Date: 1983-9

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  • Accession Number: 00389420
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-036 670
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 30 1984 12:00AM