TAB A - Acronyms, Abbreviations, and Glossary

This tab provides a listing of acronyms and abbreviations found in this report. Additionally, the glossary section provides definitions for selected technical terms that are not found in common usage.

Acronyms and Abbreviations

CBDCOM   Chemical and Biological Defense Command
ERDEC   Edgewood Research and Development Engineering Center
IRFNA   Inhibited Red Fuming Nitric Acid
PAC   Presidential Advisory Committee
PGIIT   Persian Gulf Illnesses Investigation Team
US   United States


Chemical Ionization Chemical ionization is a process used to create molecules which have either a positive or negative charge. [21]
Chromatography The separation of chemical substances and particles by differential movement through a two-phased system.[22]
Gas Chromatography The sample mixture is vaporized in gas chromatography. The process by which a vaporized mixture is separated into its component compounds.[23]
High Performance Liquid Chromatography A chromatographic technology used to separate and measure mixtures of substances in solution.[24]
Ion Chromatography Ion chromatography is a form of liquid chromatography that uses ion-exchange resins to separate atomic or molecular ions based on their interaction with the resin.[25]
Leachates A leachate is the material removed from a sample during chemical analysis.[26]
Mass Spectrometry This is a method of identifying the chemical constitution of a substance by means of the separation of gaseous ions according to their differing mass and charge - called also mass spectroscopy.[27]
Nuclear Magnetic Resonance The phenomenon in which atomic nuclei spin around the axis of a strong magnetic field. The spinning nuclei create oscillating magnetic fields and emit a detectable amount of electromagnetic radiation.[28]

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