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GKA Analytical Services conducts ongoing research into fire debris related topics to assist our examiners in the field and to contribute to the knowledge base of fire investigation as a forensic discipline.

We regularly publish papers in professional journals and post technical bulletins on this. If you would like to participate in research with us, please view our current list of research topics.

Contamination of adsorptive substrates by ignitable liquid vapours

22 Feb 2019

Adsorptive substrates can retain compounds released by ignitable liquid vapours.

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Investigation into consumption and disturbance of electrical wiring by rodent activity

01 Jun 2017

Some fire investigators have determined electrical fires to have started from rodent activity.

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Investigation of kitchen exhaust duct contents

01 Jun 2017

Kitchen exhaust ducts often contain a large amount of oil residues.

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Creation of an animal and vegetable oil database

01 Jun 2017

Animal and vegetable oils are composed of various fatty acids.

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Analysis of tile flooring materials for background contaminants

01 Jun 2017

Ceramic tile manufacture involves multiple processes, the effect of which on the chemical profile of the tile is unknown.

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Analysis of the prevalence of terpenes in chewing gums

01 Jun 2017

Chewing gums can contain terpene compounds that are relevant to the fire debris analyst.

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