What are some interesting facts about aerosol sprays?



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    *Though this isn’t particularly about the sprays itself, the term “aerosol” has a lot of different meanings. An aerosol is any kind of particle suspension within in a gas, for example smoke or fog.

    *But these aerosols aren’t like aerosol spray or spray cans, the gasses in these sprays are man-made chemicals and devices. They work by shooting out the chosen product, such as bug spray, hairspray, whip cream, and spray paint, out of the end of a nozzle at high velocity.

    *Though aerosol sprays have their benefits (think of all the products that come out of spray cans!), they also have some significant downsides. Aerosolized gasses are dangerous, an an example of this would be smoke, and I can’t imagine hairspray or especially bug spray is all to healthy to inhale as well. Along with that, they also bad for the environment.

    *Aeroized chemicals are lost to the atmosphere because they are already evaporated in their current state. Now, when the gasses being released into the air are toxic it’s a very bad thing. Over time the environment will be destroyed and it can contribute to green house gas and not to mention pollution.

    *The concept of aerosol sprays was originated as early as 1790 when self-pressurized carbonated beverages (soda!) came to France. In 1837 Perpigna invented a soda siphon with a valve though they were to bulky to be successful.

    *But in 1927 the first aerosol can was patented by Erik Totheim. His patented can is the father as aerosol spray cans as we know them today.

    *During WWII U.S. government funded research into making a bug spray to kill malaria-carrying insects for service men. In 1943, LylleGoodhue and William Sullivan, both Dep. of Agriculture researches, developed it! It was a small aerosol pressurized with fluorocarbon, and it’s thanks to these two men we have hair spray! (Along with Robert Abplanalp).

    *Robert Abpalanalp invented a crimp on the valve which enabled liquids to be sprayed from a can under the pressure of inert gasses in 1949. His invention was made out of aluminum, making cans cheap, and made a practical way to dispense liquids, foam, powder and creams.

    *But in the mid 1970s, Abpalanalp grew concerned about fluorocarbons depleting the ozone layer, so he went back to the lab for a solution. He substituted water-soluble hydrocarbons for fluorocarbons in an attempt to make a can which did not harm the ozone layer.

    *Though hydrocarbons don’t affect the ozone so much, they are a negligible issue when it comes to global warming, and another point of concern is that a lot of them are made of steel, which isn’t the easiest thing in the world to recycle. A better alternative would be to buy a spray bottle and refill it when you need it!

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    The concept for aersol spray was first implemented in 1790. In 1899, the first aerosol spray can was used to dispurse methyl and ethyl chloride.

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    Aerosol spray facts are plentiful:

    -They are liquid or solid particles that are suspended in a gas, which creates pressurized aerosol myst.

    -Aerosol was first fathomed around 1790.

    -The first aerosol can was actually invented in 1926, by Norwegian engineer Erik Rotheim.  The patent was sold to an American company for 100,000 kronor (approximately $16,800).


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