Hazardous Materials Identification
Improve HAZMAT response with portable analysis in the danger zone

Safe and proper disposal of hazardous materials is a growing concern for communities around the globe. Hazmat technicians, firefighters and incident commanders need to quickly analyze and identify the contents of unlabeled spilled material and illegally dumped drums. Increasingly complex industrial processes introduce new toxic chemicals that require special disposal and waste treatment facilities that need to test and verify the products they receive.

Traditional hazmat analysis at a remote laboratory adds time and expense to the remediation process. Thermo Scientific™ FirstDefender™ and Thermo Scientific™ TruDefender™ handheld analyzers harness the power of Raman or FTIR spectroscopy to quickly verify the contents of drums, bags, bottles and more directly in the hazard zone.

Building on the industry-proven success of the FirstDefender and TruDefender instruments, Thermo Fisher Scientific now offers the Thermo Scientific™ Gemini™ analyzer, the first chemical identification tool to provide both FTIR and Raman technology in a single portable solution. The Gemini analyzer evaluates a broader range of sample types for more comprehensive results, helping responders keep themselves – and their community – safer.

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See the results of years of user input and collaboration with the U.S. Military—the Gemini Analyzer was designed with an understanding of the conditions emergency responders face and the demands placed on their equipment.

Gemini analyzer combines FTIR and Raman technologies for military, explosives and hazmat

The Thermo Scientific Gemini analyzer combines FTIR and Raman spectroscopy into a light, rugged handheld instrument for a fast, confident response in the field.