Accession Number : AD0902172

Title :   Incendiary Particle Capture Device

Descriptive Note : Technical publication, 1 Dec 1971-28 Apr 1972

Corporate Author : NAVAL WEAPONS CENTER CHINA LAKE CA

Personal Author(s) : Smith, Warren K

PDF Url : AD0902172

Report Date : Jun 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : A fluidized bed was produced by means of dry ice blocks under Purple K fire-extinguishing powder for the purpose of capturing burning white phosphorus particles from munition bursts for size distribution studies. This bed chills the burning particles and prevents further oxidation until they are removed. The Purple K powder is easily washed from the captured particles and floated away, because it has been treated to be insoluble and nonwettalbe.

Descriptors :   *FLUIDIZED BED PROCESSES, *WHITE PHOSPHORUS, BICARBONATES, CARBON DIOXIDE, DROP TESTS, FIRE EXTINGUISHERS, FOAM, INCENDIARY AMMUNITION, PARTICLE SIZE, PARTICLES, POTASSIUM COMPOUNDS, POWDERS, RECOVERY

Subject Categories : Pyrotechnics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE