Accession Number : ADA305577

Title :   Gaseous Emissions and Toxic Hazards Associated with Plastics in Fire Situations - A Literature Review.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION CLEVELAND OH LEWIS RESEARCH CEN TER

Personal Author(s) : Junod, Thomas L.

PDF Url : ADA305577

Report Date : OCT 1976

Pagination or Media Count : 69

Abstract : This report discusses the hazards of plastics in fire situations, the gases emitted, the factors influencing the nature of these emissions, the characteristics of toxic gases, and the results of laboratory studies. The literature pertaining to the pyrolysis and oxidation of plastics was reviewed. An effort was made to define the state of the art for determining the toxic gases emitted by plastics under fire conditions. Recommendations are made and research needs defined as a result of this review.

Descriptors :   *EMISSION, *TOXIC HAZARDS, *TOXICITY, *GASES, *FIRES, *PLASTICS, LABORATORY TESTS, HAZARDS, LITERATURE SURVEYS, STATE OF THE ART, OXIDATION, PYROLYSIS.

Subject Categories : Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy
      Toxicology
      Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE