Mechanism of MxOy nanoparticles/CNTs for catalytic carbonization of polyethylene and application to flame retardancy

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Author(s)

  • Karolina Wenelska
  • Xuecheng Chen
  • beata zielinska
  • Ryszard J. Kalenczuk
  • Tao Tang
  • Ewa Mijowska

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Article number45233
Journal / PublicationJournal of Applied Polymer Science
Volume134
Issue number34
Online published2 Jun 2017
Publication statusPublished - 10 Sep 2017

Abstract

Three kinds of metal oxide nanoparticles (Fe3O4, Co3O4, and Ni2O3) are produced on carbon nanotubes (CNTs). The synergistic effects rendered by the CNTs and metal oxide nanoparticles on carbonization of polyethylene (PE) are studied and applications to flame retardancy of PE are investigated systematically. The CNT-Ni2O3 delivers the best performance and the mechanism pertaining to the enhanced flame retardancy is proposed and discussed. It is found that under the same conditions, the carbonization rate can be a factor to influence the flame retardancy performance. Among Fe, Co, and Ni, Ni has the fastest carbonation rate, which leads to the best flame retardancy performance. 

Research Area(s)

  • carbon nanotube, carbonization, flame retardant, metal oxide

Citation Format(s)

Mechanism of MxOy nanoparticles/CNTs for catalytic carbonization of polyethylene and application to flame retardancy. / Wenelska, Karolina; Chen, Xuecheng; zielinska, beata; Kalenczuk, Ryszard J.; CHU, Paul Kim Ho; Tang, Tao; Mijowska, Ewa.

In: Journal of Applied Polymer Science, Vol. 134, No. 34, 45233, 10.09.2017.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review