Environmental Protection of Pyrotechnic Products and Devices.
Rept. no. 4, 8 Jun 73-1 Jul 74,
NEW YORK UNIV BRONX SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND SCIENCE
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The principal objective of these experimental investigations are the development of more effective water-proofing techniques for reactive powders such as aluminum and magnesium as well as sodium nitrate, black powder, etc. without detracting from their performance characteristics as a component of flares and similar devices. Another objective is to improve the liquid water and water vapor resistance of cartridge cloth bags. The most important specific task is to develop protective treatments andor coatings as well as appropriate application procedures for use with these reactive powders which will enhance their long term service capabilities in the presence of moisture, elevated temperatures and other adverse environmental conditions likely to be encountered during manufacture or upon prolonged storage.