Nanotech 2011 Vol. 1
Nanotech 2011 Vol. 1
Nanotechnology 2011: Advanced Materials, CNTs, Particles, Films and Composites

Composite Materials Chapter 5

New Evidence Towards the Release of Airborne Carbon Nanotubes when Burning Nanocomposite Polymers

Authors: D. Fleury, B. R’Mili, A. Janes, A. Vignes, J.A.S. Bomfim, S. Sinesi, J.X. Bouillard

Affilation: INERIS, France

Pages: 538 - 541

Keywords: carbon nanotube, particle release, nanocomposite polymer, sampling

Abstract:
The combustion of a CNT-filled nanocomposite polymer have been studied thanks to the use of differential thermal analysis coupled to measurement devices (sampling and particle concentration monitoring) to evaluate the potential release of nano-objects in the fumes. We demonstrate that, in some circumstance, airborne carbon nanotubes (isolated fibres or agglomerates) are released in the combustion fumes when a piece of nanocomposite polymer is burned. This result completes the state-of-the art literature, bringing brand new evidence of CNT release from final product thanks to the use of an adapted experimental setup. Then, our conclusions address a new kind of safety issues in regard to the end of life (fire, combustion) of this kind of nanocomposites.

New Evidence Towards the Release of Airborne Carbon Nanotubes when Burning Nanocomposite Polymers

ISBN: 978-1-4398-7142-3
Pages: 882
Hardcopy: $199.95