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Infografias Periodicas: Extinctión de incendios forestales con productos químicos

El profesor de química y bloguero de Compound Interest Andy Brunning contesta preguntas sobre Phos-Chek, un agente extintor que se usa para apagar los incendios forestales

by Andy Brunning
November 25, 2019 | A version of this story appeared in Volume 97, Issue 46


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This infographic describes the fire retardant Phos-Chek, which is being used to fight wildfires in California and elsewhere. It shows an image of a plane spreading red Phos-Chek over a forest at the top center of the graphic. And it shows chemical formulas of ammonium phosphate and sulfate.
Credit: Andy Brunning/C&EN; Shutterstock (photo)

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Referencias usadas para crear esta infografía:

Hogue, Cheryl. Seeing Red Chem. Eng. News, Aug. 29, 2011.

Kalabokidis, K. D. Effects of wildfire suppression chemicals on people and the environment Global NEST J. (July 2000). DOI: 10.30955/gnj.000144.

Kishore, Kaushal, and Kottotil Mohandas. Mechanistic Studies on the Action of Ammonium Phosphate on Polymer Fire Retardancy Combust. Flame (1981). DOI: 10.1016/0010-2180(81)90013-4.

US Forest Service. Phos-Chek Fire Retardants for Use in Preventing and Controlling Fires in Wildland Fuels Accessed Nov. 15, 2019.

Una colaboración entre C&EN y Andy Brunning, autor del blog de los famosos gráficos de Compound Interest (

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