Development of the thermal decomposition mechanism of polyether polyurethane foam using both condensed and gas-phase release data

Rogaume, Thomas, Valencia, Lucas Bustamante, Guillaume, Eric, Richard, Franck, Luche, Jocelyn, Rein, Guillaume and Torero, Jose L. (2011) Development of the thermal decomposition mechanism of polyether polyurethane foam using both condensed and gas-phase release data. Combustion Science and Technology, 183 7: 627-644. doi:10.1080/00102202.2010.535574


Author Rogaume, Thomas
Valencia, Lucas Bustamante
Guillaume, Eric
Richard, Franck
Luche, Jocelyn
Rein, Guillaume
Torero, Jose L.
Title Development of the thermal decomposition mechanism of polyether polyurethane foam using both condensed and gas-phase release data
Journal name Combustion Science and Technology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0010-2202
1563-521X
Publication date 2011-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/00102202.2010.535574
Volume 183
Issue 7
Start page 627
End page 644
Total pages 18
Place of publication Philadelphia, United States
Publisher Taylor and Francis
Language eng
Subject 3100 Physics and Astronomy
1500 Chemical Engineering
2102 Curatorial and Related Studies
2103 Historical Studies
1600 Chemistry
Abstract The thermal decomposition mechanism of solids is a main input data of codes in fire research. In this research, the evolution of thermal properties versus temperature is used together with the measurement of gas effluents to understand the decomposition of polyether polyurethane foam (PPUF). A wide characterization of the virgin fuel and the intermediary species that enter into the thermal process showed that a 5-step reaction mechanism is sufficient to describe the decomposition of the foam. The mechanism found is supposed chemically correct by the coupling study of the gaseous emissions. The kinetic constants of each of the 5 reactions are determined with the genetic algorithm method. The mechanism is used in a mathematical model in order to predict the mass loss rate at 4 heating rates and 2 atmospheres observed in thermogravimetric analysis. A good fitting between the experiments and the calculation results was found. Copyright
Keyword Genetic algorithm
Kinetic mechanism
PPUF
Pyrolysis
TGA FTIR
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Civil Engineering Publications
 
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