Urine Identification by FTIR

A homeowner was in great distress due to a liquid dripping into the basement of their duplex home.  A local government code enforcer called our laboratory after trying to enlist the aid of several other laboratories to identify the vile liquid.  The homeowner believed it was the urine of four dogs owned by the neighbor on the other side of the duplex home.  Our analysis of this vile liquid was performed over the 4th of July weekend so that only Dr. Charles Anderson had to smell the incredibly vile single drop of unknown liquid that was analyzed by FTIR both as a liquid and as a dried residue from that drop of liquid.

The report to the homeowner and to the local government code enforcement official is provided here with their permission:  Urine Report.FTIR.7July2016