Fire Investigation: Evidence Recovery

N. Nic Daeid, G. F. Gabriel

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The recovery of material from fire scenes including the appropriate choice of packaging is of paramount importance. There are a wide variety of packaging materials available, each of which must be fit for purpose in terms of the sample type and subsequent analysis proposed. Similarly a range of extraction techniques exist for the recovery of, for example, ignitable liquid residues from fire debris and the deployment of an individual method relies on a balance between suitability and laboratory practice.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Forensic and Legal Medicine
Subtitle of host publicationSecond Edition
EditorsJason Payne-James, Roger W. Byard
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9780128000557
ISBN (Print)9780128000342
Publication statusPublished - 29 Sept 2015


  • Activated carbon strip (ACS)
  • Evidence recovery
  • Extraction methods
  • Fire debris
  • Fire investigation
  • GC-FID
  • GC-MS
  • Headspace analysis
  • Ignitable liquid residue (ILR)
  • Note taking and recording
  • Packaging materials
  • Solid phase microextraction (SPME)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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