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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

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
Report Number
7334
Volume
18
Issue
4

Keywords

aerosol, canister nozzle, droplet size, oleoresin capsicum, pepper spray, phase Doppler interferometry, roplet diameter, spray

Citation

Presser, C. , White, E. and Fatah, A. (2008), Droplet Size Distributions in the Spray From Commercial Fogger Type Pepper Spray Products, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD (Accessed June 16, 2024)

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Created April 1, 2008, Updated February 19, 2017