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Environanotechnology by Ian G. Wright, Rachid Slimane, Zhonglin Wang, Alan E. Bland, C.P. Huang, Maohong Fan

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CHAPTER 11

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Fire-Retarded Environmentally Friendly Flexible Foam Materials Using Nanotechnology

Richard A. Pethrick

WestCHEM, Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry,University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland

Contents

1. Introduction

2. Analysis of the Various Stages in Which a Fire is Created

2.1 Precombustion

2.2 Initiation of Combustion

2.3 Self-sustained Combustion

3. How can Nanotechnology be Used to Help Control Fires?

4. Can Such a Structure be Created in Practice?

5. Do We Need Anything Else to Make the Foam Fire Resistant?

6. Summary

Acknowledgments

References

1. INTRODUCTION

Fire kills many thousands of people a year. Death is ...

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