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Aerosol explosion

Explosions may originate from two sources?an improvised explosive device or a fuel-air explosion. The presence of explosives residue, initiators, or accelerators give sufficient evidence for an improvised explosive device. However, fuel-air aerosol, particularly liquid petroleum gas, explosion cases are difficult to investigate because of the lack of evidence (Beveridge 1998; Narayanan 1996). Fuel-air aerosol may result from mixing combustible gases, vapors, dusts, and mists or from mixing combustible liquids with air (aerosol) in appropriate proportions. Aerosols are formed by diffusion of gases and liquids in air (Sharma 1992). Fuel-air aerosol or aerosol explosions cause heavy damage to buildings resulting in damages of property or loss of lives.

 

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