Accession Number : ADD000939

Title :   Coloured Smoke Production.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Bachusky,Wayne J ; Levesque,Rodolphe J

Report Date : 12 Jun 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 2

Abstract : The invention provides a process for producing an intense, persistent coloured smoke, wherein a mixture of VOCl3 and a stabilizer, e.g. concentrated sodium hydroxide, which intensifies and prolongs the color of the smoke, is released into the atmosphere. Also provided is a packaged composition for providing such a smoke, which comprises a sealed frangible container containing a mixture of VOCl3 and a stabilizer of said type.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Smoke generators, Pyrotechnics, Colors, Vanadium compounds, Oxychlorides, Formulations, Packaging

Subject Categories : Pyrotechnics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE