Current fire suppression systems in aircraft cargo bays use Chloroflourocarbons (CFC) as the fire suppression agent
Due to the Montreal protocol banning the production of CFCs, manufacturers have been looking for viable alternatives for fire suppression systems
One possible option is the use of a water mist system.
If a water mist system is used then the detection/activation system must be radically improved as false alarms currently account for 95% of all suppression system activations.
The FIREDASS consortium has been formed to research the use of water mist in fire suppression systems