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The use of peat-based water repellants to modify fire-extinguishing powders


This paper describes the basics of thermal chemical processing of an organic peat substance aimed at forming and separating bitumen components to make water-repellant modifying additives. The possibility of using such additives as water-repellant agents in fire-extinguishing powders is preevaluated. An industrytailored method of producing fire-extinguishing powders modified by peat water repellants is suggested. The layout of a test unit for studying the suppression of a standardized fire source is presented. A distinct technique of testing fire-extinguishing powders is developed. Quantitative efficiency values of water-repellant modified fire-extinguishing powders are presented.

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Original Russian Text © O.S. Misnikov, O.V. Dmitriev, V.I. Popov, E.Yu. Chertkova, 2015, published in Vse Materialy. Entsiklopedicheskii Spravochnik, 2015, No. 7, pp. 20–29.

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Misnikov, O.S., Dmitriev, O.V., Popov, V.I. et al. The use of peat-based water repellants to modify fire-extinguishing powders. Polym. Sci. Ser. D 9, 133–139 (2016).

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  • peat
  • organic substance
  • water-repellant modifying additives
  • fine grinding
  • fire-extinguishing powder
  • water repellency
  • balling
  • consumption on fire suppression