Accession Number : ADD000071

Title :   Pyrotechnic Composition for Generating Lead Based Smoke.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Johnson,Duane M ; Hazelton,Donald R

Report Date : 30 Oct 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 3

Abstract : The invention relates to a pyrotechnic which upon combustion yields a lead-based active nuclei which has application in artificially influencing the weather. The composition comprises at least two oxidizers, one an alkali iodate and the other lead iodate, a nonmetallic fuel, and a binder which contains no halogens other than iodine. The preferred fuel is boron. The preferred binder is epoxy resin.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Smoke generators, *Pyrotechnics, *Iodates, *Boron, Alkali metal compounds, Epoxy resins, Lead compounds, Weather modification, Cloud seeding, Condensation nuclei

Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Pyrotechnics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE