July 4th is just around the corner and - not to rain on your pary - but there are folks who
are starting to show concerns about how to make those pyrotechnics more eco-friendly.
It basically comes down to improved technology being used in the chemistry of modern
fireworks (albeit at increased cost).
You know it is chemistry when it stinks and goes boom—and entrances us. "No other application in the field of chemistry has such a positive association for the general population as fireworks," says Thomas Klapötke (University of Munich, Germany)