Bringing in 2014

AEI would like to wish you all a happy and prosperous 2014.  We hope it will be filled with great accomplishments, memories, and time spent with the people who are dear to you.

I was reading that Dubai is planning to bring in the New Year with nearly 400,000 pyrotechnics (fireworks).  I also read that London’s fireworks will include banana-flavored, edible confetti. (True story, CNN wouldn’t make that up.) 

All of that sounds great, but being in the forensic engineering field it makes us think about how those fireworks, well, work.   The following graphic is useful in understanding the components and compounds that make-up the beautiful displays of light and sound so many of us love.

composition of firework

 

 

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