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ISBN-13/EAN: 9780820603643
ISBN: 0820603643
Author: Dr. Herbert Ellern
Chemical Publishing
Book - Paperback
Pub Date: May 1, 1968
480 pages
Features
Written for manufacturers, laboratory pyrotechnicians, and lay students, this book contains an enormous amount of invaluable data on the properties and production of pyrotechnic materials, on heat and light production, on aerosols, energy, and noise. 

Includes a manufacturing formulary, and a good reference section. Its wealth of information and highly readable style make it a ‘must have’ in every pyrotechnician’s library.

Table of Contents:

Foreword and Acknowledgments  v
List of Tables and Figures  xii

PART I-GENERAL OUTLINE
1. Definition and Scope  3
2. The Literature of Pyrotechnics  7

PART II-PRIMARY FLAME AND GLOW
3. General Remarks  17
4. Self-Igniting Hydrides and Their Uses  19
5. Self-Flammable Metal-Organic Compounds  23
6. White Phosphorus  26
7. Miscellaneous Pyrophoric Substances   28
8. Mechanically-Induced Pyrophoricity   34
9. Spontaneous Ignition of Common Materials  36
10. Self-Igniting Fuel-Oxidizer Systems  41
11. Primers  53
Note (Complex Salts)  61
12. Matches  64
Note (Water Vapor Transmission)   82

PART Ill-LIGHT
13. Underlying Phenomena  87
14. Production of White Light  99
15. Flash Charges   115
16. Colored Lights  122
17. Fireworks  131

PART IV-AEROSOLS (Smoke and Dispersed Agents)
18. Screening and Signaling Smokes  147
19. Dispersion of Chemical Agents  160

PART V-KINETIC ENERGY
20. Creation and Uses of Nonspecific Gases 167

PART VI-NOISE
2 I. Explosive and Whistling Sound 181

PART VII-HEAT PRODUCTION PER SE
22. Uses of Heat  187
23. First Fires and Igniters 189
24. Delay Trains  197
Note (Statistics)  213
25. Fire Starting and Fire Setting   216
26. Heating Devices   224
27. High-Temperature Flames  230

PART VIII-CHEMICAL PRODUCTION
28. Introduction   235
29. Gas Production   236
Note (Alkali Chlorates)  241
30. Solid Products  244

PART IX-BASIC BEHAVIOR AND PROPERTIES
OF MATERIALS
31. Introduction  253
32. Nonspecific Properties of Materials  255
33. Phase Changes  264
34. Caloric Output  273
35. Reactivity-Wanted and Unwanted  290
Note (Safety)  307
36. Binders and Other Accessory Materials  312

PART X-SPECIFIC MATERIALS
37. General Remarks  321
38. Sulfur, Selenium, Tellurium  322
39. Carbon and Carbonaceous Fuels  324
40. Boron and Silicon  326
41. Magnesium and Aluminum  328
42. Titanium and Zirconium  332
43. Halates and Perhalates  335
44. Nitrates  339
45. List of Government Specifications  341

PART XI-A FORMULARY OF PYROTECHNICS
46. Introduction   351
47. Formulas  353

PART XII-THE LANGUAGE OF PYROTECHNICS
48. On Style and Words  391
49. Glossary 393

PART XIII-AFTERMATH; AFTERTHOUGHTS
50. Aftermath  411
51. Afterthoughts  418
References  421
Index  457

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