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    Title:Helicopter on-board system for mixing water-enhancing gel: gield assessment
 
    Year:2017
 
    Status:Completed
 
    Researcher(s):Ray Ault (Lead); Rex Hsieh
 
    Abstract:To ensure that the gel mixtures used in aerial firefighting are fully effective, it is important to ensure the gel concentrate is properly mixed with the water. The proper mixing of the liquid water-enhancing gel concentrate with water requires a precision mixing process, and turbulence is required for the gel to fully disperse and mix with the water. This process is referred to as “shearing” the concentrate. The first step in evaluating a gel-mixing and delivery system is to determine the system’s ability to shear the gel and achieve a complete mixing of the product with water.
 
    Advisory Member(s):Alberta Agriculture and Forestry
 
    Other Collaborator(s):Mustang Helicopters; Barracuda Environmental Solutions Inc.
 
    Tags:Gel; Aerial; Drop Testing; see all tags...
 
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