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Fire and Polymers : Hazards Identification and Prevention - Gordon L. Nelson

Fire and Polymers

Hazards Identification and Prevention

By: Gordon L. Nelson (Editor)

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Published: 1st July 1998
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As the focus of fire research shifts from improvements in flame extinguishing to the development of fire-retardant and fire-resistant materials, polymers are playing an increasingly important role. This new volume provides an examination of this important research. Among the topics covered in its 34 chapters are: toxic smoke and particulate matter; fire retardants and fire retardant commodity plastics; fire retardancy in engineering plastics; fire and cellulosics; and fire performance, testing and risk. Contributions come from sources as diverse as the Center for Fire Research of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the Swedish National Testing Institute, the USDA Forest Products Lab, as well as major universities all over the world.

Toxic Potency of Fire Smoke Measurement and Use
Toxicity of Smoke Containing Hydrogen Chloride
Role of Hydrogen Cyanide in Human Deaths in Fire
Chemical Analysis of Fire Effluents
Toxicity of Particulate Matter Associated with Combustion Processes
Toxic Hazard and Fire Science
Historical Aspects of Polymer Fire Retardance
Prospective Approaches to More Efficient Flame-Retardant Systems
Ternary Reactions Among Polymer Substrates, Organohalogens, and Metal Oxides inthe Condensed Phase under Pyrolytic Conditions
A Novel System for the Application of Bromine in Flame-Retarding Polymers
Flame-Retardant Latices for Nonwoven Products
Zinc Borate as a Flame Retardant, Smoke Suppressant, and Afterglow Suppressantin Polymers
The Design of Flame Retardants
Inorganic Tin Compounds as Flame, Smoke, and Carbon Monoxide Suppressants for
Synthetic Polymers
Mechanism of Thermal Degradation of Fire-Retardant Melamine Salts
Fire Resistance in Advanced Engineering Thermoplastics
Brominated Phosphate Ester Flame Retardants for Engineering Thermoplastics
Polymers with Improved Flammability Characteristics
Char Formation in Aromatic Engineering Polymers
Effects of Coatings on the Fire Performance of Plastics
Synergistic Fire Performance between a Zinc-coating and a Modified
Poly(phenylene oxide) Substrate
Effect of Crystallinity and Additives on the Thermal Degradation of Cellulose
Influences of Oxygen Chemisorption and of Metal Ions in Ignition and Combustionof Wood
Rate of Isothermal Heat Evolution of Lignocellulosic Sheet Materials in an Air
Stream
Heat Release from Wood Wall Assemblies Using Oxygen Consumption Method
Self-Heating of Lignocellulosic Materials
Use of Highly Stabilized High-Expansion Foams in Fighting Forest Fires
General Principles of Fire Hazard and the Role of Smoke Toxicity
Harmonization of Fire Testing in the European Community
British Regulations for Upholstered Furniture: Combustion-Modified Polyurethane
Foam
Heat Release Equipment to Measure Smoke
Flammabaility Characteristics of Fiber-Reinforced Composite Materials
Room Fires and Compustible Linings
Fire Hazard in a Room Due to a Fire Starting in a Plenum: Effect of Poly(vinylchloride) Wire Coating
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ISBN: 9780841217799
ISBN-10: 0841217793
Series: ACS Symposium Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 610
Published: 1st July 1998
Publisher: American Chemical Society
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.9  x 3.6
Weight (kg): 1.0