NanoMist, due to its gas-like dry mist behavior, non-toxic nature, and instantaneous evaporation/vaporization without causing collateral damage can function as a dual function agent as described below:
NanoMist as a Fire Prevention Agent: Because of its extremely small droplet size and almost instantaneous vaporization, NanoMist® ultrafine mist can be used as an auto ignition/fire prevention agent and it works before the fire starts in kitchen stovetops (patents pending). There is minimal or no collateral damage in case of false discharge. Auto ignition is prevented by cooling and inerting the localized hot surface/volume. This is a directed and localized "pre-fire" NanoMist application. Residential kitchen was taken as an example. Besides kitchens, the general area of application covers localized over-heated fuel surfaces or combustible materials that are prone to auto ignition.
NanoMist as a Fire Suppression Agent: NanoMist® also functions as a fire suppression agent which can be discharged as a regular water mist or a hybrid mist to extinguish the fire. The mechanism of fire extinguishment appears to be due to self-entrainment of gas-like ultrafine mist into the fire-base causing cooling and preventing gasification/vaporization of fuel.