Effective Non-Toxic Metallic Fire Suppressants. Final Report.
Effective Non-Toxic Metallic Fire Suppressants. Final
Linteris, G. T.; Rumminger, M. D.; Babushok, V. I.;
Chelliah, H.; Lazzarini, T.; Wanigarathne, P.
NISTIR 6875; 85 p. May 2002.
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fire suppression; flame inhibition; particle synthesis;
halon alternatives; iron pentacarbonyl
The purpose of the project was to: a.) identify which
metal species would be effective flame inhibitors, and
then b.) attempt to find non-toxic forms of the metal
which could be used. Very early in the project, however,
we determined that metal species-in any form-might not
be effective in practical flames. This in itself was a
major finding, and hence an additional, most important
objective of the project became: c.) determining the
reasons for the unexpected low effectiveness of Fe(CO)5
in cup-burner flames