Establishment of analytical method for analysis of IR 218 flare composition by accelerated solvent extractor (ASE) and atomic absorption spectrometer (AAS)

Author(s): Abhay K. Yadav, Nirmala Sikder, S. N. Asthana

IR decoy flares are used as countermeasure against IR guided missiles. Solid IR flare compositions consisting of Magnesium, Teflon and Viton, commonly known as MTV composition is being used in military aircrafts. An instrumental method for complete analysis of IR-218 flare has been established using Atomic Absorption Spectrometer (AAS) and Accelerated Solvent Extractor (ASE). The results are accurate and the method is time saving (89%) in comparison to the conventional method.

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