DetectaChem Microsphere Heater System - Dog Training Aid System

DetectaChem Microsphere Heater System - Dog Training Aid System


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The Microsphere Heater System is a purpose built tool to assist in the training of canines on the detection of many explosives including peroxide based explosives Triacetone Triperoxide (TATP) and Hexamethylene Triperoxide Diamine (HMTD). TATP and HMTD have a high shock sensitivity which makes handling of these energetic materials extremely dangerous. They also have a very short shelf life which makes long term storage difficult. The University of Rhode Island, with funding from the Department of Homeland Security, has developed safe scent materials that come in the form of “Microspheres”.

To create the TATP or HMTD scent, the Microspheres are heated using the Microsphere Heater which releases the explosive material from the microspheres onto an inert filter for safe training and transport. Current research at the University of Rhode Island is extending these capabilities to other hazardous explosives to improve shelf life and overall safety in handling and transport of explosive materials used for training.

Who it's for?

  • First Responders
  • Dog Trainers or Handlers
  • Explosive K9 Teams
  • EOD Teams
  • Manufacturers of Trace Explosive Systems


Technology Microsphere Encapsulated “Safe-Scent” Techology
System Microsphere Heater, Test Vials with Microspheres
Weight 197g (6.94oz or .43lbs)
Battery Internal Rechargeable Lithium Ion
Languages English
Explosives Types TATP and HMTD
AccessoriesTypes Wall Charger, Quick-Start Guide, Loading Vials, Aluminum Wool