Accession Number:

ADA037379

Title:

Wetting and Smoke Knockdown Characteristics of Surfactant Solutions

Descriptive Note:

Memorandum rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1977-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE