Nanotech 2010 Vol. 1
Nanotech 2010 Vol. 1
Nanotechnology 2010: Advanced Materials, CNTs, Particles, Films and Composites

Composite Materials Chapter 5

Characterizing Nanoparticle Emissions from Burning Polymer Nanocomposites

Authors: M.R. Nyden, R.H. Harris, Y.S. Kim, R.D. Davis, N.D. Marsh, M. Zammarano

Affilation: National Institute of Standards and Technology, United States

Pages: 717 - 719

Keywords: nanoparticle, fire, emission, release, nanocomposites

At Nanotech 2009, we presented evidence that CNFs used as fire retardants in polyurethane foam (PUF), were destroyed in the flames and, therefore, were not released when CNF containing foams are burned under well-ventilated conditions. In this talk, we will present additional results, which suggest that despite the fact that they are not present in the smoke, it is likely that significant amounts of CNFs are released when the chars left behind after burning CNF containing PUFs are mechanically disturbed.

ISBN: 978-1-4398-3401-5
Pages: 976
Hardcopy: $189.95