A theoretical examination of the possibility of spontaneous combustion of laundry in tumble dryers Part 2. The role of reactive contaminants

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Abstract

Hot spot theory is applied to the contents of a laundry tumble dryer in order to predict how far above the dryer temperature an item previously rendered "hot" by reason of oil or solvent contamination would need to be in order to cause ignition of the dryer contents.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)335-340
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Fire Sciences
Volume19
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001

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