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Additifs chimiques rheologie evaluation

Objective



The proposed project meets the requirements of the ECC tender concerning the Research and Development of the Environment and Climate Programme (1994-1998), and considers especially the forest fire problem (Theme 2, Area 2.3., Paragraph 2.3.4.).

Ordinary water remained the extinguishing agent the most commonly used in the forest fire fighting, but in some cases the water was not sufficient to suppress a fire. Progressively, the introduction of the fire retardant use increased significantly the effectiveness of the solution in the aerial fire fighting.

A recent international seminar in Crete (October 1995) has shown the disagreement that exits between fire managers about the effectiveness and cost efficiency of the retardant use.

The proposed studies will be carried out jointly in three european countries, namely Greece, Portugal and France. Partners of various origins are gathered for this work research with a complementary expertise in many fields: research laboratories, operational entities and a SME. The work will be divided into three main lines as follows:

- Analytical method and chemometrics tests for assessing the physicochemical characteristics of the retardant products.

- Real size tests of aerial delivery system, data analysis and generation of a dropping model, this computerized tool will correlate the rheological properties of a retardant and its impact on ground.

- Development of a new foam application technique by the use of a Foam Generating Helicopter.

The purpose of the project "ACRE" (Additifs Chimiques Rheologie Evaluation) is to improve the use of fire retardants and to give the operationals scientific and technical criteria for their retardant selection. The final aim is to better the forest fire suppression capabilities.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

ENTENTE INTERDÉPARTEMENTALE EN VUE DE LA PROTECTION DE LA FORÊT CONTRE L'INCENDIE
Address
Domaine De Valabre
13120 Gardanne
France

Participants (7)

A.E.M. Srl
France
Address

26120 Chabeuil
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
Avenue De La Foret De Haye 2
54504 Vandoeuvre-les-nancy
Fondation Claude Rey
France
Address
Impasse Des Fenières
84123 Pertuis
ITRATECH S.A.R.L.
France
Address
17,Le Grandsèdes 17
13850 Greasque
MEDITERRANEAN AGRONOMIC INSTITUTE OF CHANIA
Greece
Address
Alsyllion Agrokepion
73100 Hania - Crete
NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS
Greece
Address
9,Heroon Polytechniou 9
15780 Athens
UNIVERSITY OF AVEIRO
Portugal
Address
Campus De Santiago
3810-193 Aveiro/eixo