New Evidence Towards the Release of Airborne Carbon Nanotubes when Burning Nanocomposite Polymers

Abstract

This study investigates the potential release of carbon nanotubes from nanocomposites product during accidental or incomplete combustion. It was shown that at low temperature, the combustion of nanocomposite polymers using the polymeric compound ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene polymers) as matrix with a blend of 3% of MWCNT releases CNTs fibers into the fumes. Our findings are important to assess the environmental impact and the potential harmful consequences of accidental scenarios, e.g. release of nano-objets during a fire. In such instances, the release of those materials may induce environmental risks.

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@inproceedings{Fleury2011NewET, title={New Evidence Towards the Release of Airborne Carbon Nanotubes when Burning Nanocomposite Polymers}, author={Didier Fleury and B. R’Mili and Agn{\`e}s Jan{\`e}s and Alexis Vignes and Jo{\~a}o A S Bomfim and S. Sinesi and J. X. Bouillard}, year={2011} }