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Aerosol spray


  1. Aerosol spray is a type of dispensing system which creates an aerosol mist of liquid particles. This is used with a can or bottle that contains a liquid under pressure. When the container's valve is opened, the liquid is forced out of a small hole and emerges as an aerosol or mist. As gas expands to drive out the payload, only some propellant evaporates inside the can to maintain an even pressure. Outside the can, the droplets of propellant evaporate rapidly, leaving the payload suspended as very fine particles or droplets. Typical liquids dispensed in this way are insecticides, deodorants and paints. An atomizer is a similar device that is pressurised by a hand-operated pump rather than by stored gas.
  2. Aerosol Spray: An aerosol product which utilizes a compressed gas as the propellant to provide the force necessary to expel the product as a wet spray; it is applicable to solutions of medicinal agents in aqueous solvents.

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Google previewHumans and Earth's Atmosphere: What's in the Air? (2017)

by Ava Sawyer

Aerosol spray is a substance that is enclosed in a can under pressure. It is released in a fine mist. Hairspray, whipped cream, deodorants, ...

Google previewForces and Motion (2010)

by Gerard Cheshire

An aerosol spray is a canister of pressurised liquid ...

Google previewProfessional Care of the Racehorse (2006)

A Guide to Grooming, Feeding, and Handling the Equine Athlete by T. A. Landers

(Betadine Aerosol Spray is a common product.) Methylene blue and gentian violet were discussed in the section on liquids. There is no difference ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Environment and Conservation (2017)

by Michael Allaby, Chris Park

aerosol spray A device that releases a substance under ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of the Industrial Revolution in World History (2014)

by Kenneth E. Hendrickson III

AErosol sprAy cAns Although the concept of aerosol can be traced as far back as the eighteenth century, the first workable aerosol spray can was invented in Oslo, Norway, in 1926 by Erik Rothheim, a chemical engineer. It is a classic example ...

Google previewDictionary of Ecodesign (2010)

An Illustrated Reference by Ken Yeang, Lillian Woo

The term “aerosol” is often confused with “aerosol spray”, which refers to the propellant in spray containers. The burning of fossil fuels and biomass results in aerosol emissions into the atmosphere. Aerosols absorb and emit heat, reflect light, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Forensic and Legal Medicine (2015)

delivered as a liquid stream spray, aerosol spray, and powder delivered as a projectile, such as OC powder-filled projectile ball (Pepperball®) that is fired from a specialized launcher with a target range of 0–30 feet. Biochemically, OC spray ...

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