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Publication Citation: Droplet Size Distributions in the Spray From Commercial Fogger Type Pepper Spray Products

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Author(s): Cary Presser; Edward V. White; Alim A. Fatah;
Title: Droplet Size Distributions in the Spray From Commercial Fogger Type Pepper Spray Products
Published: April 01, 2008
Abstract: This report documents a preliminary investigation of the measurement of droplet sizes in the spray from four commercial fogger type pepper spray products. Droplet sizes were detected over the range of 2 mm to 120 mm by phase Doppler interferometry at a distance from the canisters similar to that expected when the spray is used as a defensive weapon.
Citation: NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 7334
Volume: 18
Issue: 4
Pages: 26 pp.
Keywords: aerosol;canister nozzle;droplet size;oleoresin capsicum;pepper spray;phase Doppler interferometry;roplet diameter;spray
Research Areas: Metrology, Chemical Engineering & Processing