The microscale combustion calorimetry study of polymer mixture pyrolysis is presented. Binary mixtures of HDPE with a number of massively produced polymers (LDPE, PET, PS, PC, PVC, PMMA), binary PMMA-PVC mixtures, and the ternary mixture composed of HDPE, PC, and PS are considered. The extent of interaction between the mixture components in pyrolysis is assessed by comparing the shapes of the measured temperature dependencies of the heat release rate in volatile oxidation with those for the curves obtained by the mass-weighted summation of the individual contributions of the pure polymers constituting the mixture. The strongest interaction is observed in HDPE-PET, HDPE-PS, HDPE-PS-PC, and in PMMA-PVC mixtures. A destabilizing interaction occurs in mixtures containing polyethylene and polystyrene, while the presence of polyvinylchloride has a stabilizing effect. Except for PMMA-PVC mixtures, in all binary mixtures considered in this work the heat of volatile combustion and the char yield were found to be additive quantities and varied almost linearly with the variation of the component mass fractions. Dissimilar to that, the PMMA-PVC mixtures produced a higher amount of charring residue and a lower heat of combustion of volatiles compared to the component-based predictions assuming additivity.
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International Seminar on Fire and Explosion Hazards (9; 2019; Saint Petersburg, Russia). Proceedings of the Ninth International Seminar on Fire and Explosion Hazards [Электронный ресурс]. Vol. 2: 21-26 April 2019, Saint Petersburg, Russia / Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University, Autonomous Non-Profit Organization "Fire and Explosion Safety", Gefest Holding Ltd ; [edited by A. Snegirev [et al.]. — Электрон. текстовые дан. (1 файл : 98,7 Мб). — Saint Petersburg, 2019. — Загл. с титул. экрана. — Свободный доступ из сети Интернет (чтение, печать, копирование). — Adobe Acrobat Reader 7.0. — <URL:http://elib.spbstu.ru/dl/2/k19-97.pdf>. — <URL:http://doi.org/10.18720/SPBPU/2/k19-97>.
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