|Document ID (ISN)||63318|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0042-1084 - VFDB-Zeitschrift
|Convention or series no.
||Basmer P., Seeger P.G., Bentz J.W.G., Fichtner M., Goschnick J., Ache H.J.
||Analysis of smoke from burning packing material
||Analyse des Brandaerosols von Verpackungsmaterial [in German]|
||Feb. 1994, Vol.43, No.1, p.31-34. Illus. 13 ref.
||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.
||packing, filling; carcinogens; methyl bromide; benzene; styrene; pyrolysis products; polystyrene; toxic substances; respirable dust; smoke; butadiene
||particle size distribution; fire; harmful substances; fire research; flame retardants; experimental determination; exposure evaluation
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Germany|
||Fire and explosions
|Broad subject area(s)
||Fires, explosions and major hazards
Aliphatic and alicyclic hydrocarbons