The Flameless Ration Heater Thermodynamics Chemistry Demonstration explains the science behind feeding our troops. MRE's, meals ready to eat, allow soldiers to eat a hot meal In the field. Super-corrosion of magnesium produces these meals.
The Flameless Ration Heater is most commonly used by the U.S. military to heat food pouches called Meals—Ready to Eat. This ration heater not only allows soldiers to eat a hot meal in the field but also aids in the relief of victims of natural disasters. Learn how the super-corrosion of magnesium produces enough heat to warm a meal in 15 minutes and keep it warm for up to an hour. Detailed teacher notes included.