Patent Number: 7,087,105

Title: Water enhancement fire retardant

Abstract: An air-droppable wildfire retardant composition including Lassenite N pozzolan is a natural siliceous (amorphous) mineral, consisting of the layers of diatoms and volcanic tuffs of Northern California's Cascade Range. The Lassnite pozzolan is mixed with a thickener such a Bentonite clay, a measured volume of water forming a slurry-type mixture capable of suspending the particles of pozzolan in a mixture having a viscosity sufficient to avoid solids separation. The inventive fire retardant contains substantially three innocuous ingredients which have no harmful effects to the atmosphere, plant, or animal life.

Inventors: Chappell; Harry H. (Sparks, NV), Chung; Darius (Sparks, NV), Swinney; Robert R. (Reno, NV)


International Classification: C09K 21/02 (20060101); C04B 14/08 (20060101); C04B 14/14 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/08/02018