Technical Feasibility Study of an Effective Low-Toxicity Obscurant Material
Final rept. Apr 2011-Jul 2012
NETHERLANDS ORGANISATION FOR APPLIED SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH RIJSWIJK (NETHERLANDS)
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The composition made were containing various amounts of NaClO3, cellulose, CaCO3 and Mg from two different sources. From the laboratory scaled tests the composition named 11EM0745 was are the best performing composition made. When these compositions are compared to the benchmark obscurant compositions HC smoke, red phosphorus smoke, and TPA smoke it is concluded that the transmissions through the smoke of the new sea-salt compositions are much higher compared to the HC and RP smoke, but lower compared to the TPA smoke. The smoke from developed compositions are less toxic than the HC, RP and TPA smokes.
- Inorganic Chemistry
- Combustion and Ignition