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Main Title Combustion Products from the Incineration of Plastics.
Author Boettne, E. A. ; Bal, G. L. ; Weis, B. ;
CORP Author Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. School of Public Health.
Year Published 1973
Report Number EP-00386; 670/2-73-049;
Stock Number PB-222 001
Additional Subjects ( Plastics ; Combustion products) ; ( Air pollution ; Combustion products) ; ( Incinerators ; Air pollution) ; ( Solid waste disposal ; Plastics) ; Decomposition reactions ; Incinerators ; Chemical analysis ; Gas chromatography ; Infrared spectroscopy ; Mass spectrometers ; Data ; Polyvinyl chloride ; Thermogravimetric analysis ; Polyurethane resins ; Polyimide resins ; Urea formaldehyde resins ; Polyethylene ; Polypropylene ; Polystyrene ; Polycarbonate resins ; Polyester resins ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-222 001 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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Analysis of the combustion products of plastics was undertaken to provide scientists and engineers with information needed to design incinerators in order to maximize their efficiency while minimizing maintainance and pollution, to identify products of incomplete combustion potentially recoverable for their fuel or crude chemical value; and to identify products of incomplete combustion which would be acutely toxic in an accidental fire. Plastics studied were polyvinyl chloride, polysulfone, polyurethanes, polyimide, Lopac, Barex, phenol formaldehyde, urea formaldehyde, polyethylene, polypropylene, polystyrene, polycarbonate, polyphenylene oxide, polyester, synthetic fabrics (Dacron, Orlon, nylon), and natural products (wood and wool). (Modified author abstract)