Application of fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy to investigate the degradation of cooking oils during fire suppression

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ConferenceSpring Technical Meeting of the Combustion Institute, Canadian Section: 13 May 2001, Montreal
Pages16; # of pages: 6
SubjectWater mist
AbstractFull-scale water-mist suppression tests of cooking oil fires were conducted and Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy was used to investigate the degradation of the oil. This paper reviews the qualitative differences between the IR spectral features of the fresh, heated, and exposed-to-water oil. It describes the breakdown products generated during the oxidative and hydrolytic degradation of the cooking oil, explains the main degradation pathways of the oil, and describes the role of the flash-hydrolysis products in the lowering of the auto-ignition temperature of the oil.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number44996
NPARC number20386072
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