Burn Rates of Clusters of Colored Sparklers

K. L. and B. J. Kosanke

ABSTRACT: In recent years it has become generally known that clusters of sparklers burn at substantially greater rates than individual sparklers. However, except for a previous article by the authors, little if any quantitative data has been presented on this subject. As background information, that article contained a brief discussion of burn types and some factors acting to control burn rates. Any reader wishing to review those subjects can consult that article or two other articles presenting more complete discussions. The current article presents some data for 10-inch Red Lantern “Electric Sparklers” (colored sparklers) and discusses some aspects of consumer warnings and directions.

Ref: Selected Pyrotechnic Publication of K.L. and B.J Kosanke, Part 4, (1995-1997), pp 135-138

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