Liquid Explosives



SwabTek’s Liquid Explosive Test Kit is designed to test for the presumptive presence of chemicals used in explosives in any liquid sample. This test is sold in boxes of 100 only.

Since the kit uses a cotton swab for sample collection, it can be used to test liquid residue in any form, without the need for scooping, pouring or mixing. This allows the user to quickly, easily and safely test any liquid sample suspected of containing explosive material.

Simple, intuitive and safe, the test contains no acids, carcinogens or toxic liquids — eliminating any potential risk to the user during testing. SwabTek's dry-paper technology allows for seamless integration into existing screening procedures in any environment, from airports and stadiums to border crossing and even mailrooms. Each kit contains four types of tests: pH, volatile organic compounds, nitrogen compounds and peroxide tests.

Samples may include homemade explosives (HME) that may be prepared as liquids, aerosols, gels and creams.



• (pH) ACIDS: Sulfuric acid, Nitric acid, Hydrochloric acid, Picric acid, BASES - Hydrazine, Organic amines
• Volatile Organics: Nitromethane, Nitroethane, Acetone, Fuels (petrol / diesel / benzene), Hydrazine
• Nitro-based Organics: NG, Nitric acid
• Oxidizers: Peroxides, MEKP, Hydrogen Peroxide, Hypochlorites, Hypobromites