Accession Number:

ADA608283

Title:

Demonstration of the Replacement of the Dyes and Sulfur in the M18 Red and Violet Smoke Grenades

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 2002-2008

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENVIRONMENTAL CENTER ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Report Date:

2008-09-10

Pagination or Media Count:

261.0

Abstract:

This report covers the results of the prototyping, limited production of red and violet smoke grenades and the toxicity testing of the current and prototype violet smoke grenades. This prototyping and limited production included the substitution of the sulfur with sugar Fuels and the substitution of the Disperse Red 9 and DDA with Disperse Red 11 and Terephthalic Acid. The toxicity testing including the testing of the current violet smoke grenade and the prototype violet smoke grenade. Red smoke grenades failed the testing phase of the limited production and were dropped from further testing.

Subject Categories:

  • Pyrotechnics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE