Accession Number : ADA303239

Title :   Carbon Fiber Data Base: Data Base Review and Assessment of Carbon Fiber Release into the Environment.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 13 Aug 79-30 Sep 80.

Corporate Author : BIONETICS CORP HAMPTON VA

PDF Url : ADA303239

Report Date : MAR 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 250

Abstract : This study addressed the eventual disposal of carbon fiber composites in municipal waste streams. A survey of current literature presents the effects of fires on carbon fiber composites, the effects of airborne carbon fibers including incidents of electrical failures, applications of composites, the direction of current research and the present manufacturers of both fiber and composites. A bibliography lists the pertinent publications and data sources. Reviews of Federal Carbon Fiber Programs include those concerned with fire accidents, the effects of airborne fibers and the development of measurement techniques for airborne carbon fibers. The sources of carbon fiber composites entering municipal waste streams are identified, the capabilities of solid waste disposal techniques have been evaluated and includes an estimate for a potential release of airborne carbon fibers from municipal incinerators. The Federal Agencies involved in carbon fiber studies are listed together with their coordinator or principal investigators. jg p4

Descriptors :   *DATA BASES, *ENVIRONMENTS, *COMPOSITE MATERIALS, *CARBON FIBERS, MEASUREMENT, METHODOLOGY, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, LITERATURE SURVEYS, FIBER REINFORCED COMPOSITES, AIRBORNE, RELEASE, FIRES, WASTES, WASTE DISPOSAL, DISPOSAL, SOLID WASTES, INCINERATORS, STREAMS, ACCIDENTS, MUNICIPALITIES.

Subject Categories : Refractory Fibers
      Information Science
      Solid Wastes Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE