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An aerosol is a suspension of liquid or solid particles in a gas. Natural aerosols include smoke, mist, and fog, all particles suspended in air. Aerosols may be mechanically generated by making a solution, emulsion, or suspension of a liquid or solid in a compressed or liquefied gas in a sealed container. As the gas (the propellant) is released through a valve an aerosol or aerogel (foam) is generated. The pressurized containers holding these mixtures are known as aerosols or pressurized products.

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  • Nitrous Oxide
  • Solid Particle
  • Hazardous Material
  • Sole Purpose
  • Seal Container

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Fox, M.A. (1999). Aerosols. In: Glossary for the Worldwide Transportation of Dangerous Goods and Hazardous Materials. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-11890-0_2

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