COMBUSTION ENHANCER FOR PRESCRIPTION BURNING OF CHAPARRAL

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch:
N/A
Amount:
$50,000.00
Award Year:
1987
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N/A
Agency Tracking Number:
6877
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Humbug Mountain Research Labs
Po Box 1380, Duarte, CA, 91010
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 DR ALAN A VETTER
 () -
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
VEGETATION MANAGEMENT BY PRESCRIBED BURNING CAN BE MADE MOREVERSATILE IF THE WINDOW OF CLIMATE CONDITIONS DURING WHICH A BURN IS FEASIBLE CAN BE EXTENDED. TESTING TO ASSESS THE FEASIBILITY OF AN OXIDIZER-CONTAINING COMBUSTION ENHANCER TOPROVIDE THE EXTENSION FOR PRESCRIBED BURNING OF CHAPARRAL IS PROPOSED. THE BASIC APPROACH ENTAILS THE APPLICATION OF OXIDIZER-CONTAINING COMBUSTION ENHANCER DIRECTLY TO THE VEGETATION TO INCREASE ITS FLAMMABILITY. THE DOSAGE REQUIRED TO PROMOTE INCREASED FLAMMABILITY IN CHAPARRAL WILLBE DETERMINED. CORRELATIONS BETWEEN VEGETATION PARAMETERS, SUCH AS MOISTURE CONTENT, DOSAGE, AND BURN CHARACTERISTICS WILL BE MADE. THE CAPABILITY OF THE ENHANCER TO COMPETE ECONOMICALLY WITH OTHER METHODS OF BRUSH REMOVAL WILL BE ASSESSED. THE COMBUSTION ENHANCER CAN BE APPLIED TO OTHER TYPES OF FOREST AND WILDLANDS.

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