A chemical fire extinguisher using carbonic acid was invented in France by Alexander Laurent in 1905. The extinguisher produced a foam solution that smothered oil and chemical based fires, with a mixture of aluminum sulfate and bicarbonate of soda with a stabilizer.
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The soda-acid extinguisher was first patented in 1866 by Francois Carlier of France, which mixed a solution of water and sodium bicarbonate with tartaric acid, producing the propellant CO2 gas.
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Bromochlorodifluoromethane (BCF), also referred to by the code numbers Halon 1211 and Freon 12B1, is a haloalkane with the chemical formula CF2ClBr. It is used for fire suppression, … BCF was introduced as an effective gaseous fire suppression agent in the mid-1960s for use around highly valuable materials in places …
- History Matters: Fire Extinguishers – Family Tree Magazine
His invention used a cask of fire-suppressing liquid that was released by the blast … Besides scattering the liquid, the explosion probably helped blow out the fire …
- Fire extinguishers: The unlikely origin story – FireRescue1
Nov 21, 2016 – The resulting explosion would spread water onto the fire. British inventor George William Manby invented the first portable pressurized fire … Soda-acid fire extinguishers, first developed in France in 1866, found their way to …