Accession Number:

ADA413241

Title:

Applications of New Chemical Heat Sources Phase 2

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jul 1992-Jul 1996

Corporate Author:

TDA RESEARCH INC WHEAT RIDGE CO

Report Date:

2001-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

114.0

Abstract:

Report developed under Small Business Innovative Research contract. This project developed a formulation for use in heating military field rations, particularly the Meal, Ready-To-Eat MRE. The heater that was developed is in the form of one-eighth inch diameter pellets, packaged in a porous, water-permeable scrim. The heater is conveniently activated by the addition of water. A heater weighing two ounces, activated by one ounce of water, will heat the eight-ounce MRE by at least 100 degrees Fahrenheit e.g. from 70 to 170 degrees F under standard test conditions. This heater represents an improvement on current technology because it does not produce flammable hydrogen gas during operation.

Subject Categories:

  • Food, Food Service and Nutrition
  • Air Conditioning, Heating, Lighting and Ventilating

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE