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An apparatus and procedure for evaluating the toxic hazards of smoldering seating and bedding materials
Author and Affiliation:
Hilado, C. J.(San Francisco Univ., CA, United States)
Brandt, D. L.(San Francisco Univ., CA, United States)
Brauer, D. P.(San Francisco, University, San Francisco, Calif., United States)
Abstract: An apparatus and procedure are described for evaluating the toxicity of the gases evolved from the smoldering combustion of seating and bedding materials. The method combines initiation of smoldering combustion in fabric/cushion combinations by a lighted cigarette and exposure of laboratory animals to the gases evolved. The ratio of the surface available for smoldering to the compartment volume in this apparatus is approximately five times the ratio expected in a California living room, and 100 times the ratio expected in a wide-body aircraft passenger cabin. Based on fabric/cushion combinations tested, the toxicity of gases from smoldering combustion does not appear to be a significant hazard in aircraft passenger cabins, but seems to be a basis for careful selection of materials for residential environments.
Publication Date: Nov 01, 1978
Document ID:
19790034300
(Acquired Dec 01, 1995)
Accession Number: 79A18313
Subject Category: CHEMISTRY AND MATERIALS (GENERAL)
Document Type: Journal Article
Publication Information: Journal of Combustion Toxicology; 5; Nov. 197
Publisher Information: United States
Contract/Grant/Task Num: NSG-2039
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: San Francisco Univ.; CA, United States
Description: 8p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: BEDS; FIRES; MATERIALS TESTS; SEATS; TOXIC HAZARDS; CUSHIONS; FABRICS; MICE; POLYURETHANE FOAM; RAYON; TEST EQUIPMENT
Imprint And Other Notes: Journal of Combustion Toxicology, vol. 5, Nov. 1978, p. 400-407.
Miscellaneous Notes: p. 400-407
Availability Source: Other Sources
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