A Study on the Spontaneous Ignition Possibility of Shredded Waste Thermoplastic Elastomer

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A Study on the Spontaneous Ignition Possibility of Shredded Waste Thermoplastic Elastomer
Park, Young Ju; Lee, Hae Pyeong; Goh, Kyoung Chun; Eom, Young Sup;

Abstract
In this study, we considered the ignition possibility for the shredded thermoplastic elastomer at the fire ground loaded the waste TPE. The average moisture content of the TPE sample was almost 0.33 wt.% at $\small{110^{\circ}C}$ and the range of ignition point was $\small{461.9{\sim}491.9^{\circ}C}$ approximately. In addition, we analyzed the change of weight and calorie the TPE sample according to temperature variations using the TG-DTA analyzer. As a result, the weight loss occurred twice in $\small{250{\sim}420^{\circ}C}$ and $\small{420{\sim}473^{\circ}C}$, and we found the second weight loss temperature range was the ignition point of TPE. Also, we conducted the spontaneous ignition tests of TPE for the wet and dry samples and we confirmed that the possibility of spontaneous ignition of TPE was very low. The elapsed time and humidity had little influence on the spontaneous ignition of TPE in this experimental conditions. In conclusion, the spontaneous of the shredded waste TPE in this study.
Keywords
thermoplastic elastomer;spontaneous ignition;moisture content;TG/DTA;
Language
Korean
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