Aspects of the Investigation of the Chemical Processes of Self-Heating as a Fire Cause by Means of Quantitative Thermal Analysis

    Volume 30, Issue 2 (April 1985)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Page Count: 6


    Hellmiss, G
    Head of physics section and forensic scientist, Forensic Science Institute of the Bundeskriminalamt, Wiesbaden,

    W, Schwanebeck
    Head of physics section and forensic scientist, Forensic Science Institute of the Bundeskriminalamt, Wiesbaden,

    (Received 18 April 1984; accepted 10 September 1984)

    Abstract

    A procedure for the investigation of chemical self-heating processes as possible fire causes is presented. The temperature rise for adiabatic conditions is calculated from reaction enthalpy and specific heat and compared with the relevant ignition temperature of the system. The thermodynamic data can be provided by means of differential scanning calorimetry. Additional information can be obtained from thermogravimetric measurements.


    Paper ID: JFS11835J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS11835J

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