Accession Number:

AD0272122

Title:

SURVEY OF CHEMICAL ASPECTS OF FLAME EXTINGUISHMENT

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MONSANTO RESEARCH CORP DAYTON OHIO

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Report Date:

1961-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

A survey was made of literature appearing since the beginning of 1959 on the chemical aspects of fire extinguishment. Halogenated hydrocarbons and powdered salts received most attention as chemical fire extinguishing agents. Current hypotheses on the mode of action of these agents are discussed, along with the evidence supporting them. Most of this evidence is indirect and the chemical mechanisms proposed, though reasonably consistent with the evidence, are not well established. Several references to recent work on uninhibited flames are included, since an understanding of them must precede an understanding of inhibition mechanisms. There is a bibliography of 96 references. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE