Use of aqueous solutions of water glass to extinguish fires

V. A. Lotov

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The use of an aqueous solution containing 5 - 10% water glass to extinguish fires is validated. As water evaporates from the solution on the combustion surface, water glass forms a viscoplastic insulating film, which under the action of high temperature foams and forms a porous insulting layer from the inorganic foam.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)234-235
Number of pages2
JournalGlass and Ceramics (English translation of Steklo i Keramika)
Issue number7-8
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2011


  • Aqueous solution
  • Density
  • Fires
  • Inorganic foam
  • Insulating layer
  • Thermal conductivity
  • Viscosity
  • Water glass

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Mechanics of Materials

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