It is necessary to detect chemical warfare agents for national defense and homeland security. Thermal analyzers can prevent terrorist organizations from abusing them. Thermal analyzers can also be used to dismantle historic weapons.
Another related area of thermal analyzers is forensic medicine, where the presence of VOCs can provide clear evidence of the use or presence of guilty materials.
Because of its low detection limit, it is suitable for unstable or explosive chemicals, and almost no sample preparation is required. Therefore, thermal analyzers are widely used in these two fields.