Accession Number:

AD0256462

Title:

INHIBITION OF FLASHING OF AEROSOLS

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

IIT RESEARCH INST CHICAGO IL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1960-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

31.0

Abstract:

Experimental work included design, construction and operation of the aerosol generator and combustion tube development of a photographic technique for determination of the drop size distribution and determination of the variation of flammability limits with operating conditions. This latter phase indicated that the lower limit of flammability increases with the Sauter Mean Diameter SMD of the aerosol. Theoretical work included analysis of both stationary and falling aerosols. The former analysis predicted that limit concentrations would be independent of drop size. The latter analysis indicated a negligible variation of concentration with vertical distance and consideration of the theoretical transverse variation predicted the experimentally observed increase of lower limit concentration with droplet diameter.

Subject Categories:

  • Combustion and Ignition

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE