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Monoammonium phosphate: effect on flammability of excelsior and pine needles

Author(s): Aylmer D. Blakely
Year Published: 1983
Description:

The study quantified differences between fire-retarding abilities of monoammonium phosphate samples from five different sources. Ponderosa pine needles and aspen excelsior fuel beds were spray-treated with different levels of chemical solutions, dried, and burned under controlled laboratory conditions. Flame spread and energy release rates were used for comparisons. All five monoammonium phosphate samples proved to be equally effective.

Citation: Blakely, Aylmer D. 1983. Monoammonium phosphate: effect on flammability of excelsior and pine needles. Res. Pap. INT-RP-313. Ogden, UT: USDA Forest Service, Intermountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 17 p.
Topic(s): Fire Behavior, Data Evaluation or Data Analysis for Fire Modeling, Fire & Economics, Fire Suppression
Ecosystem(s): Aspen woodland, Ponderosa pine woodland/savanna
Document Type: Technical Report or White Paper
NRFSN number: 11959
FRAMES RCS number: 14136
Record updated: Jun 14, 2018