|Abstract: ||An integrated apparatus and method for screening an object for a target
material is provided. The integrated apparatus comprises a housing and an
integrated screener. The housing is positionable adjacent the object, and
has a channel therethrough. The integrated screener is positionable in
the housing, and comprises a fan, at least one filter, a heater and an
analyzer. The fan is for drawing air carrying particles and vapor through
the channel of the housing. The filter(s) is/are positionable in the
channel of the housing for passage of the air therethrough. The filter(s)
comprise(s) at least one metal foam having a plurality of pores therein
for collecting and adsorbing a sample from the particles and vapor
passing therethrough. The heater is for applying heat to the at least one
metal foam whereby the collected sample is desorbed from the metal foam.
The analyzer detects the target material from the desorbed sample.