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Condensed Phase Phenomena in Commodity Polymers Undergoing Degradation/Gasification.

Published

Author(s)

Valeri I. Babushok, Thomas J. Ohlemiller, Takashi Kashiwagi

Abstract

A series of degradation/gasification experiments has been conducted to better understand the condensed phase processes during burning of commodity polymers such as polypropylene (PP), polyethylene (PE), and polystyrene (PS). Understanding the molten behavior of these themoplastics is the first step. Although none of the polymers in this test series had flame retardants, future work will include flame retardant materials. Indeed, understanding the action of these retardants in this molten polymer context is a goal of this study.
Proceedings Title
National Institute of Standards and Technology. Annual Conference on Fire Research: Book of Abstracts
Conference Dates
November 2-5, 1998
Conference Location
Gaithersburg, MD

Keywords

fire research, fire science, fire suppression, degradation, gasification, polypropylene, polystyrene, thermoplastics

Citation

Babushok, V. , Ohlemiller, T. and Kashiwagi, T. (1998), Condensed Phase Phenomena in Commodity Polymers Undergoing Degradation/Gasification., National Institute of Standards and Technology. Annual Conference on Fire Research: Book of Abstracts, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=917032 (Accessed April 20, 2024)
Created November 2, 1998, Updated February 17, 2017