Technological Overview of Citrotech® Sustainable Fire Inhibiting Chemistry
Currently, there are billions of people who wish to simply and safely inhibit fire from igniting and spreading over diverse kinds of combustible surfaces and materials present around homes, at work, in recreational regions, and all across industries around the world. Also, they wish to do so without harming or damaging our natural environments, including our natural sources of water, air and food.
Because our environment is threatened by climate-driven drought, fueling wildfires worldwide, our planet demands more sustainable use of water in the prevention and extinguishment of wildfires, wherever and whenever they may break out. Thus, a big part of our company’s mission is addressing these pressing issues and delivering safe and effective solutions that will contribute to the preservation of the planet for future generations.
In response to the above problems and challenges, we developed our patent-pending Mighty Fire Breaker® MFB-31-CITROTECH® liquid chemical Fire inhibitor (Ready to Use) formulation(s) for use in proactively inhibiting fire ignition, flame spread, and smoke development, including wildfire advancement, with significantly less environmental consequences -- critical to billions of people all around the world.
Importantly, Mighty Fire Breaker® MFB-31-CITROTECH® liquid chemical Fire inhibitor is formulated using only environmentally benign chemicals listed on the EPA Safer Choice Chemical Ingredients List. By doing so, Mighty Fire Breaker’s MFB-31-CitroTech® liquid fire inhibitor was recently recognized by the EPA Safer Choice Program and became the first fire inhibiting/retarding biochemical liquid composition to enjoy EPA Safer Choice Certification in 2022.
MFB-31-CitroTech® liquid fire inhibitor consists solely of Water and two chemical constituents on the EPA Safer Choice certified chemical list. MFB-31-CitroTech® liquid fire inhibitor is the first of its kind in the new category (i.e. Fire Defense Products) created by the EPA Safer Choice Program.
In addition, MFB-31-CitroTech® liquid fire inhibitor is proven to be effective at preventing fire ignition, flame spread and smoke development using 90% less water than current methods of firefighting. During use, it is proactively spray-applied to combustible structures, vegetation, trees and whatever else is threatened by wildfire, or other sources of fire.
When dried, MFB-31-CitroTech® liquid fire inhibitor leaves a thin clear coating on treated surfaces to help suppress fire ignition and fire advance without harming the environment, while conserving significant amounts of water.
To our knowledge and belief, MFB-31-CitroTech® liquid fire inhibitor is a significant breakthrough in fire science chemistry, transforming the way mankind defends against wildfires -- using an innovative biodegradable chemistry that does not harm or degrade our land, air, waters, mammalian life, plant life, or aquatic life.
We have also gained support from retired Fire Chiefs and Fire Marshalls across the USA, who are still very upset that many fire fighters have gotten and continue to get cancer from AFFF firefighting foam. These firefighting advocates are joining us to help grow greater awareness for the need for product manufacturers to receive EPA Safer Choice accreditation for fire chemical products going forward.
Consistent with our Company’s deep commitment to the future generations and sustainability, our chemical ingredients are made from all natural plant-based ingredients, so that MFB-31 Citrotech® is a 100% sustainable product, safe to use around our homes, schools, pets and children, and safe for the environment.
When sprayed on combustible surfaces, MFB-31 Citrotech® liquid fire inhibitor enables the formation of thin potassium salt crystalline coatings on wood surfaces that are to be protected against fire ignition and flame spread. Advantageously, these thin potassium salt crystalline coatings do not interfere with gas exchange on the epidermal surfaces of living plant tissue when the applied liquid fire inhibitor has dried after water molecule evaporation. MFB-31 Citrotech® liquid fire inhibitor allows potassium ions dissolved in solution to disperse and participate in the formation of thin potassium salt crystalline coatings on treated combustible surfaces, functioning as an optically transparent fire inhibiting coating to provide safe proactive defense against fire ignition, flame spread and smoke development. When dried, this coating is able to absorb water molecules at its surface without rapid crystalline structure dissolution, thereby improving the duration of fire protection offered by the optically transparent fire inhibiting coating in the presence of rain and ambient moisture.
In the presence of hot wildfire embers or wildfire, the thin potassium salt crystalline coatings formed on combustible surfaces (i) inhibit fire ignition and flame spread and reduce production of smoke by interrupting free radical chain reactions driving the combustible phase of the fire, (ii) while supporting the transport of oxygen and carbon-dioxide gases across living plant tissue on leaves of trees, plants, flowers and grasses and other botanical lifeforms, without adversely affecting their vitality when sprayed with MFB-31 Citrotech® liquid fire inhibitor.
Thus, by design, all Mighty Fire Breaker® Citrotech® fire inhibiting biochemical liquid products are being engineered to function at high performance during fire inhibiting and/or extinguishing operations, while maximizing the conservation of water which is often in scare supply where fires are likely to break out in dry climate environments.
Our environmentally-clean “ready-to-use” liquid fire inhibitor MFB-31 Citrotech® employs our patent-pending Citrotech® fire inhibiting chemistry, and is being sold and applied by spraying using various spray equipment including mobile backpack spray-atomizing systems, stationary home and property sprinkler systems, and other spraying equipment, such as Spray Atomizing Cannons, and Mobile Spray Tankers. As of 2023, 100% of our 2023 product line is EPA Safer Choice certified.
Features and Benefits Gained When Using Citrotech® Sustainable Fire Inhibiting Chemistry
Our MFB-31 Citrotech® liquid fire inhibitor has a number of innovative features which we believe are worthy of mention.
All food-grade biochemical components contained in MFB-31 Citrotech® liquid fire inhibitor remain dissolved in aqueous solution and do not drop out, thus, do not require stirring, re-mixing or re-blending before use, ensuring that the liquid solution is ready-to-use instantly, at any time. This feature of MFB-31 Citrotech® liquid fire inhibitor is critical in wildfire defense applications, especially in installations where the liquid fire inhibitor is stored in tanks for long periods of time, and sprayed on combustible materials just before the arrival of wildfires, as part of a proactive line of wildfire defense.
MFB-31 Citrotech® demonstrates improved penetration into wood and lumber surfaces at atmospheric pressure, when compared with the penetration of conventional fire inhibiting liquids containing gum components serving as thickeners or binding/cling agents.
MFB-31 Citrotech® provides improved inhibition against mold growth, when compared against liquid fire inhibitors containing gum sugar components. This feature is important when the liquid fire inhibitor is used to treat wood surfaces to provide Class-A fire-protection, along with mold/mildew protection in wet housing construction environments.
Also, MFB-31 Citrotech® is proven to not harm aquatic life during aquatic laboratory testing, or (ii) small animals during small animal/mammalian testing.
In addition to being listed in the EPA Safer Choice Program, MFB-31 CitroTech® liquid fire inhibitor is UL GreenGuard Gold™ certified by Underwriter Laboratories, and is deemed Non-Toxic and Non-Hazardous, having recently passed California Aquatic Bioassay Testing and 90 Day Trout Toxicity Testing by independent testing laboratories.
Leading The Way on The New Frontier of Sustainable Proactive Wildfire Defense Around the World
MFB-31 Citrotech® is enabling a new frontier in proactive fire defense by providing a more effective and sustainable way to reduce the risk of property loss due to wildfires so that fire insurance companies will continue to insure properties located in high-risk wildfire areas.
In furtherance of MFB’s vision to provide more-effective and environmentally-safer wildfire defense systems for countless communities around the world, Mighty Fire Breaker is using MFB-31 Citrotech® fire inhibitor in mobile and stationary spray-atomizing systems being deployed around the USA, and rapidly making inroads all around the world. These mobile and stationary spray-atomizing systems are described in the Products Section of this website.
Mighty Fire Breaker has sought to make sustainability a keystone of its strategy and has successfully developed and adapted to the requirements of a continuously changing economic and social environment. Mighty Fire Breaker is aimed at environmental, economic and social sustainability, and is committed to the protection of people and the environment, including the air we breathe and the water we drink.
Threatened by climate-driven droughts fueling wildfires worldwide, our planet demands more sustainable use of water in the prevention and extinguishment of wildfires, wherever and whenever they may break out. Our MFB-31 Citrotech® proactive fire inhibitor is making this kind of environmental progress technologically possible today. By doing so, we are addressing pressing issues and delivering safer and more effective solutions that will contribute to the preservation of the planet for future generations. Also, we believe the smart of way of doing this is by choosing the best business partners, who support and are completely aligned with our “sustainability” vision, including the conservation of water resources in proactive and active fire defense of all kinds, including wildfire defense.
Everything we do at Mighty Fire Breaker, from the conceptualization and design of our innovative fire defense products, selecting our ingredients and enabling technologies, and supporting all of our practices, is aimed at delivering safe and effective solutions that will contribute to the preservation of the planet for future generations.
Our goal at Mighty Fire Breaker is for our Safer Choice fire inhibitor, MFB-31 CitroTech®, to become the new standard in fighting wildfire and protecting forests and structures from wildfire. We seek to replace the substances in current use which contain constituents that are deleterious to aquatic life, mammalian life, ecosystems in general, and the environment as a whole.
We are grateful to our customers and partners for their continued support in our mission to produce and deliver innovative environmentally safe and sustainable fire defense solutions for everyone around the world.