Assessing levels of hydrogen cyanide in fire experiments using a generalized correlation
Wang, Zhaozhi, Jia, Fuchen and Galea, Edwin R. (2012) Assessing levels of hydrogen cyanide in fire experiments using a generalized correlation. Journal of Fire Protection Engineering, 22 (3). pp. 227-240. ISSN 1042-3915Full text not available from this repository.
A generalized relationship between the normalized yields of carbon monoxide and hydrogen cyanide for nitrogen-containing materials has recently been derived. This correlation is used in the current study to analyze experimentally derived hydrogen cyanide data from three sets of fire tests. For a reduced-scale compartment fire test, the yields of hydrogen cyanide with varied equivalence ratios and the transient hydrogen cyanide concentrations are estimated; for a series of room–corridor sofa fire tests, the extremely high hydrogen cyanide level observed is demonstrated to be a realistic result and a hydrogen cyanide yield value of 0.047 g/g is suggested for this sofa in post-flashover fires for fire safety assessments; and finally, for a series of smoke chamber tests with polyurethane, possible causes for the failure to detect hydrogen cyanide are suggested.
|Additional Information:|| Published online before print: June 8 2012.  ISSN: 1042-3915 (Print), 1532-172X (Online)|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||fire toxicity, carbon monoxide, hydrogen cyanide, yield, flashover|
|Subjects:||Q Science > Q Science (General)|
T Technology > TP Chemical technology
|School / Department / Research Groups:||School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences|
|Last Modified:||01 Feb 2013 10:35|
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