Retardant salt concentration measured in the field
Document Type: Book
Author(s): C. W. George
Publication Year: 1971

Cataloging Information

  • chemistry
  • fire retardants
  • fuel types
  • land management
  • sodium
  • temperature
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Record Last Modified: August 1, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 26962
Tall Timbers Record Number: 723
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: A13.79:INT-138 DDW
TTRS Abstract Status: Fair use, Okay, Reproduced by permission

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The effectiveness of long-term fire retardants is related to the concentration of the active fire-inhibiting salt. Quality control at each retardant base is necessary to assure that maximum effectiveness is obtained. This note describes simple field methods for determing the salt content of retardant solutions now in use.

George, C. W. 1971. Retardant salt concentration measured in the field. Research Note INT-138. Ogden, UT, USDA Forest Service, Intermountain Forest and Range Experiment Station.