Wetting and Smoke Knockdown Characteristics of Surfactant Solutions
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC
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Ninety surfactants of various types anionic, cationic and nonionic were screened for their ability to wet smoke produced by burning JP-5 fuel. The smoke was drawn through a gas sampling scrubber containing the solution of the surfactant in either distilled or salt water. A visual rating was given on the ability of the surfactant solution to wet the smoke particles. Seventeen surfactants were found to exhibit superior wetting characteristics for JP-5 smoke. The surfactants were also evaluated for their ability to knock down JP-5 smoke in a small chamber.
- Physical Chemistry
- Safety Engineering