Title: Luftverunreinigung, verursacht durch die Verbrennung von Kunststoffen II. (Air pollution due to the burning of thermoplastics II)
Authors: Van Grimbergen, M
Reybrouck, Gerald
Van de Voorde, Herman #
Issue Date: 1975
Series Title: Zbl Bakt Hyg ,I Abt ,Orig B vol:160 pages:139-147
Abstract: Following on from the first publication, (12) concerning the burning of plastics, another 13 chemical pure polymers were burnt in an electric oven to determine the level of solid and gaseous air pollution caused by their stackgases. All 13 polymers are highly combustible but require different burning temperatures (300-900 degrees C) in order to be burnt completely (i.e. without ashrest). With the exception of PMMA and PTFE, all plastics leave a very heavy tar- and soot deposit after burning. At the other end of the scale, burning at low temperature (300 degrees C) gives rise to high concentrations of alipathic aldehyds. The pH of the exhaust-gases, dissolved in water, is neutral to strong acid (PTFE), and will cause a severe corrosion. The nitrogen-containing polymers pollute by forming cyanides, nitrogenoxides and ammonia. PTFE gives off high concentrations of fluorid into the air. PMMA decomposes in its monomer methylmethacrylate and forms large amounts of aliphatic aldehyds. ABS and SBR cause a styrene pollution
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Environment and Health - miscellaneous
# (joint) last author

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