Nanotech 2011 Vol. 1
Nanotech 2011 Vol. 1
Nanotechnology 2011: Advanced Materials, CNTs, Particles, Films and Composites

Composite Materials Chapter 5

New Evidence Towards the Release of Airborne Carbon Nanotubes when Burning Nanocomposite Polymers

Authors: D. Fleury, B. R’Mili, A. Janes, A. Vignes, J.A.S. Bomfim, S. Sinesi, J.X. Bouillard

Affilation: INERIS, France

Pages: 538 - 541

Keywords: carbon nanotube, particle release, nanocomposite polymer, sampling

The combustion of a CNT-filled nanocomposite polymer have been studied thanks to the use of differential thermal analysis coupled to measurement devices (sampling and particle concentration monitoring) to evaluate the potential release of nano-objects in the fumes. We demonstrate that, in some circumstance, airborne carbon nanotubes (isolated fibres or agglomerates) are released in the combustion fumes when a piece of nanocomposite polymer is burned. This result completes the state-of-the art literature, bringing brand new evidence of CNT release from final product thanks to the use of an adapted experimental setup. Then, our conclusions address a new kind of safety issues in regard to the end of life (fire, combustion) of this kind of nanocomposites.

ISBN: 978-1-4398-7142-3
Pages: 882
Hardcopy: $199.95

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