SwabTek™ Liquid Explosives Swab Test
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SwabTek™ Liquid Explosives Swab Test

The SwabTek Liquid Explosive Test Kit is designed to test for the presumptive presence of chemicals used in explosives in any liquid sample.  

 Since the kit uses a cotton swab for sample collection, it can be used to test liquid residue in any form, without the need for scooping, pouring, or mixing. This allows the user to quickly, easily, and safely test any liquid sample suspected of containing explosive material.

 Simple, intuitive, and safe, the test contains no acids, carcinogens, or toxic liquids — eliminating any potential risk to the user during testing. SwabTek's dry-paper technology allows for seamless integration into existing screening procedures in any environment, from airports and stadiums to border crossing and even mailrooms. Each kit contains four types of tests: pH, volatile organic compounds, nitrogen compounds, and peroxide tests.

 Samples may include homemade explosives (HME) that may be prepared as liquids, aerosols, gels, and creams.


  • (pH) ACIDS: Sulfuric acid, Nitric acid, Hydrochloric acid, Picric acid, BASES - Hydrazine, Organic amines
  • Volatile Organics: Nitromethane, Nitroethane, Acetone, Fuels (petrol/diesel/benzene), Hydrazine
  • Nitro-based Organics: NG, Nitric acid
  • Oxidizers: Peroxides, MEKP, Hydrogen Peroxide, Hypochlorites, Hypobromites

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