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self-ignition, pyrotechnics

self-ignition, pyrotechnics

self-ignition, pyrotechnics

I am interested in binary chemicals, and pyrotechnics, and self ignition. This is for special effects though, and it isn't really my field. I already know how to work with volitile substances, and I can create Self igniting thermite by using Glycerin, Potassium Permaganate, Powdered aluminum and powdered Iron oxide. (I have the instructions).
But I was curious when I saw a movie, I know they used literally tons of Propane, but I was wondering if you coud really use two sets of chemicals like a binary mix, to create a self-igniting fireball.
Like the flames from flame throwers, it illistrated the two chemicals being sprayed together by nozzels.

RE: self-ignition, pyrotechnics

Yes.  The term (for liquid chemicals that self-ignite when mixed) is hypergolic.  Many restartable rocket engines intended for space use such a chemical mix.  

RE: self-ignition, pyrotechnics

Thanks, do you know a hypergolic formula that I might use to get a reaction similar, if not identical to this? I wish to recreate this for a small video and to prove to someone it can be done. It was in the movie Reign of Fire. That should give you some visual discription of it.

RE: self-ignition, pyrotechnics

Google "hypergolic mixture", the first article will point you to the most common combination.

RE: self-ignition, pyrotechnics

WOW, those chemicals make mustard gas look kike a pansy. But, you feedback was very appreciated. Thank you very much.

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