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PETNPentaerythrite Tetranitrate (explosive)
PETNProject Earth Television Network (Germany)
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En respuesta a este problema global se han estudiado microorganismos degradadores de PETN como Enterobacter cloacae PB2 y Agrobacterium radiobacter, los cuales son capaces de degradar otros explosivos como el TNT y sus derivados (French et al.
The deadly potential of PETN was illustrated by terrorists who used it to kill 13 people in a bomb attack on a courthouse in Delhi in 2011.
Working in collaboration with the RhineMain Polytechnic, materials scientists at the TU Darmstadt have recently developed a nanosensor capable of detecting a single PETN molecule among ten billion air molecules.
The two bombs contained 300 and 400 grams of the industrial explosive PETN, according to a German security official.
UK explosives expert Sidney Alford told CNN last year that just 6g of PETN would be enough to punch a hole into a metal plate twice the thickness of an aircraft fuselage.
In Berlin, a German security official said yesterday the mail bombs contained 300 grams and 400 grams respectively of PETN -- enough for a "significant" explosion.
THE two bombs contained PETN, or pentaerythritol tetranitrate.
But the biggest concern out of this latest plot is that even if all that cargo is screened, it would appear that none of the technology available is actually capable of picking up this PETN," he said.
The hidden bomb, a printer cartridge packed with the explosive PETN attached to a concealed mobile SIM card, was posted via freight firm FedEx, and a second device -- which was posted via UPS in Yemen -- was also found at East Midlands Airport in the UK.
Along with the other ink cartridge bomb found at East Midlands Airport on Friday, it is understood to have contained the powerful explosive material PETN.
The bomb had PETN hidden inside a computer printer with a circuit board and mobile phone SIM card attached, officials said.
Highly potent explosive pentaerythritol tetranitrate - PETN - had been tucked inside the printer's toner cartridge with wires linked to a mobile phone SIM card.