Evaluation of biogenic oil esters as obscurants in the visible region
Keywords and Phrases
"Obscurant smokes have been employed to conceal and protect assets from direct enemy attack or as signals during war. The most common material used by the U.S. Army for obscuration in the visible region is fog oil. Its use is beset with three major impediments: high viscosity at low temperatures (<-5⁰C), slow degradation in the environment and presence of aromatic hydrocarbons. Thus there is a need for obscurant materials which are free of aromatic hydrocarbons, environmental friendly, have low temperature viscosities while yielding similar or better obscuration than fog oil. The research described in this thesis is focused on the evaluation of biogenic oil esters as obscurant materials. Methyl soyate and isopropyl esters of soybean oil, palm oil and olive oil isopropyl esters were chosen for obscurant smoke generation"--Abstract, leaf iii.
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
M.S. in Chemical Engineering
University of Missouri--Rolla
xi, 78 leaves
© 2005 Ramesh Chand, All rights reserved.
Thesis - Citation
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Smoke screens -- Environmental aspects
Esters -- Testing
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Link to Catalog Record
Chand, Ramesh, "Evaluation of biogenic oil esters as obscurants in the visible region" (2005). Masters Theses. 3863.
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