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Document ID (ISN)63318
CIS number 94-2052
ISSN - Serial title 0042-1084 - VFDB-Zeitschrift
Year 1994
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Basmer P., Seeger P.G., Bentz J.W.G., Fichtner M., Goschnick J., Ache H.J.
Title Analysis of smoke from burning packing material
Original title Analyse des Brandaerosols von Verpackungsmaterial [in German]
Bibliographic information Feb. 1994, Vol.43, No.1, p.31-34. Illus. 13 ref.
Abstract Polystyrene chips treated with a flame retardant are used in packing goods. The composition of the gas and particle phases of smoke from burning chips was determined by experiments. The soot particles were classified according to size. The components at various depths in soot particles were identified. A large amount of respirable soot was found. The outer layers of the soot particles contained a large amount of organic and inorganic bromine compounds. In the gas phase, methyl bromide, which is highly toxic, and the carcinogens benzene and 1,3-butadiene were present in addition to a number of other harmful compounds.
Descriptors (primary) packing, filling; carcinogens; methyl bromide; benzene; styrene; pyrolysis products; polystyrene; toxic substances; respirable dust; smoke; butadiene
Descriptors (secondary) particle size distribution; fire; harmful substances; fire research; flame retardants; experimental determination; exposure evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Fire and explosions
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Butadiene
Aliphatic and alicyclic hydrocarbons
Fires
Aromatic hydrocarbons
Halogenated hydrocarbons