Accession Number : AD0645858

Title :   THE PYROLYSIS OF CELLULOSIC AND SYNTHETIC MATERIALS IN A FIRE ENVIRONMENT,

Corporate Author : NAVAL RADIOLOGICAL DEFENSE LAB SAN FRANCISCO CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Lipska,A. E.

Report Date : 14 DEC 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 46

Abstract : Existing knowledge on the pyrolysis and oxidation of cellulosic and synthetic materials is summarized. Included are the various studies on the thermal degradation of polymers, methods of heating and analyzing the decomposition products and the current theories on the mechanisms of pyrolysis of these materials. In addition, fire retardants and the toxic hazards resulting from the thermal degradation of the materials found in a fire environment are discussed. Recommendations for further experimental effort leading toward a better understanding of the pyrolytic processes involved in a fire environment are presented. A comprehensive bibliography (101 references) is included. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CELLULOSIC RESINS, PYROLYSIS), (*POLYMERS, PYROLYSIS), (*PYROLYSIS, PLASTICS), DEGRADATION, FLAMMABILITY, OXIDATION, FIRE RESISTANT MATERIALS

Subject Categories : Physical Chemistry
      Plastics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE