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Publication Citation: Final Report: Effective Non-Toxic Metallic Fire Suppressants

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Author(s): Gregory T. Linteris; M D. Rumminger; Valeri I. Babushok; Harsha K. Chelliah; A K. Lazzarini; P N. Wanigarathne;
Title: Final Report: Effective Non-Toxic Metallic Fire Suppressants
Published: May 01, 2002
Abstract: The purpose of the project was to: a.) identify which metal species would be effective flame inhibitors, and then b.) attempt to find non-toxic forms of the metal which could be used. Very early in the project, however, we determined that metal species-in any form-might not be effective in practical flames. This in itself was a major finding, and hence an additional, most important objective of the project became: c.) determining the reasons for the unexpected low effectiveness of Fe(CO)5 in cup-burner flames.
Citation: NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 6875
Keywords: fire suppression;flame inhibition;halon replacements;iron pentacarbonyl;particle synthesis
Research Areas: Building and Fire Research