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Title: Method for producing flame retardant porous products and products produced thereby

A method for fire retarding porous products used for thermal energy storage and products produced thereby is provided. The method includes treating the surface of the phase change material-containing porous products with a urea fire-retarding agent. Upon exposure to a flame, the urea forms an adduct with the phase change material which will not sustain combustion (is self-extinguishing) in air. No halogens or metal oxides are contained in the fire retardant, so no potentially noxious halide smoke or fumes are emitted if the product is continuously exposed to a flame.
Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Dayton, OH)
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
871750
Assignee:
University of Dayton (Dayton, OH) OSTI
Patent Number(s):
US 5788912
Application Number:
08/837,371
Contract Number:
19X-SC542C
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
method; producing; flame; retardant; porous; products; produced; fire; retarding; thermal; energy; storage; provided; treating; surface; phase; change; material-containing; urea; fire-retarding; agent; exposure; forms; adduct; material; sustain; combustion; self-extinguishing; air; halogens; metal; oxides; contained; potentially; noxious; halide; smoke; fumes; emitted; product; continuously; exposed; change material; phase change; energy storage; metal oxide; thermal energy; metal oxides; products produced; porous products; flame retardant; fire retardant; /252/106/428/