Fog Dynamics

  • Juan Sánchez García Casarrubios
  • Francisco-José Llerena-Aguilar
  • José-Luis Pérez-Díaz
Conference paper


The deadly properties of most of CBRN warfare agents are based on their dispersed condition. Particularly the efficiency of CBRN agents needs a high surface-volume rate that is not provided by a collapsed or bulk form. The knowledge of the dynamics of fogs, smoke, and dispersed materials in the air should therefore be of the maximum priority.

As a part of the FP7-funded project, COUNTERFOG, a laboratory for experimental tests of fog dynamics has been designed and built. The results show how a fog in the air can be washed out using another fog with a minimum use of water solution providing the basis for a general rapid general response system for collapsing all kinds of dispersed agents (smoke, fog, spores, etc.). The effects of temperature, humidity, and other conditions are also shown. This work has been funded by FP7-SEC-2012-1 program of the EU Commission under grant number 312804.


Air decontamination Fog COUNTERFOG 



This work has been funded by FP7-SEC-2012-1 program of the EU Commission under grant number 312804.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Juan Sánchez García Casarrubios
    • 1
  • Francisco-José Llerena-Aguilar
    • 1
  • José-Luis Pérez-Díaz
    • 1
  1. 1.Escuela Politécnica Superior, Universidad de AlcaláMadridSpain

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