THE SCIENCE BEHIND COLD FIRE ®
The influence of CF has been explained up to now in the sense of the resulting physical appearance of its effect in certain applications. However the story goes deeper when we visit what is happening on a chemical/biological basis. The following itemizes these characteristics based on laboratory experimentation.
- In Mother Nature certain plant life has the ability to withstand significantly high degrees of temperature. It has been found that it is the saps in those plants that have the ability to reduce the intensity of the heat and protect the cellulose structure. CF is made up of a number of selected plant extracts (saps) in a special formulation developed over years of experimentation.
- The organic plant-sap source also endows CF with additional characteristics associated with the maximization and maintenance of stabilized enzymatic levels and activities. As documented in the published U.S. Armys research in chemical and biological warfare decontamination Invalid link- tag, CF enhanced the enzymatic decontamination by up to 95%. This surfactant/enzyme-enhanced action helps breakup the water tension and increases osmotic open-grain penetration.
- To test the rate (amount) of penetration, a visual experiment was conducted using organic food dyes. Two pieces of wood are used from the same stock. One was placed in a container with colored CF mix and the other in a container of colored water. The dye penetrated the cellulose structure differently. The piece of wood placed in the container with colored CF showed a dramatic difference in the level of penetration compared to the colored water. The CF penetration was up to six times that of the water test coupon.
- It is important to note that in the process of testing the penetration level another characteristic of CF was confirmed, namely, breaking of molecular bonding of hydrocarbons. It was noted that all oil-based and synthetic colors and dyes were decomposed once they came in contact with CF . Although in some cases that was instant, in others it took between 24 to 72 hours for the colors to disappear.
- The fore-mentioned characteristic was noted in the effect of CF on hydrocarbon mass. CF as a surfactant emulsifies oil based materials and fuel source and breaks down the molecular bonding, followed by a leaching process. An experiment to demonstrate this, involves the use of used motor oil. The oil is mixed with dean sand and then mixed with the CF. After applying warm/hot water to the mix, it can be observed that the oil begins to break away from the sand and moves to the surface of water and floats on the surface. After six hours almost all the oil is leached from the sand and floats on the surface. It is noticed that a milky film begins to form at the bottom of the floating oil film. After 72 hours this becomes prominent indicating that the oil is decomposing. Then the mixture is agitated and half of that mixture is poured on a sunny spot on a ground-soil and the other half is left in the container. After 28 to 36 days all the oil film in the container will decompose into a white film on the water surface. This film will have exceptionally low or no viscosity while the one on the ground disappears in a clear process of bio-degradation.
- Through the fore-mentioned emulsification process, molecules are isolated and encapsulated. Therefore, there is no heat transfer between them. While simultaneously cooling the fuel source below the ignition point (flash-point) and preventing heat transfer between the molecules there will be no ignitable fuel vapor. This explains why there is no re-ignition after the application of CF.
So what happens when CF is used is actually a simultaneous process involving all its chemical/physical/ biological properties.