Experimental and Theoretical Investigation on Flame Extinction by Sodium Bicarbonate Particles.
Experimental and Theoretical Investigation on Flame
Extinction by Sodium Bicarbonate Particles.
Chelliah, H. K.; Krauss, R. H.; Lentati, A. M.; Zhou, H.
NISTIR 6242; October 1998.
National Institute of Standards and Technology. Annual
Conference on Fire Research: Book of Abstracts.
November 2-5, 1998, Gaithersburg, MD, Beall, K. A.,
Editor(s), 117-118 pp, 1998.
Sponsor:National Institute of Standards and Technology,
Available from: National Technical Information Service
Order number: PB99-102519
fire research; fire science; fire suppression; flame
extinguishment; sodium bicarbonate
A steady, laminar, nonpremixed flame, established within
the mixing layer of a counterflow of methane and air, is
used here to quantify the rate-controlling physical,
thermal and chemical contributions of sodium bicarbonate
particles on flame extinction. The basic understanding
obtained from this effort is expected to benefit
development of enhanced condensed-phase fire
suppressants. A brief description of the present
experimental and theoretical/computational efforts and
recent results are given below.