Accession Number:

ADA238154

Title:

Lithium Combustion: A Review

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Feb-Jun 90,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL WEAPONS CENTER CHINA LAKE CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

63.0

Abstract:

This review deals with the chemical reactions, ignition, and combustion of lithium combustion in air and in the components of air, including oxygen, nitrogen, water, and carbon dioxide. It was found that lithium reacts vigorously with these substances. In addition, a review of extinguishing lithium fires is included. Of the extinguishing agents, carbon has been found to be the most effective.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE