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The manufacturing of fire-extinguishing powder materials with specific morphology and hydrophobicity of ammonium phosphates particles

PUBLISHED July 03, 2023 (DOI: https://doi.org/10.54985/peeref.2307p9690323)



Artem Shamsutdinov1 , Igor Valtsifer1 , Yan Huo2
  1. Institute of Technical Chemistry, Ural Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences
  2. College of Aerospace and Civil Engineering, Harbin Engineering University

Conference / event

8th Asian Symposium on Advanced Materials ASAM-8, July 2023 (Novosibirsk, Russian Federation)

Poster summary

Fire-extinguishing powders (FEP) are the most effective and versatile extinguishing materials which have high specific fire-extinguishing efficiency and capable to extinguish all classes of fire. In our research, the spray drying method was used for the synthesis of FEP extinguishing components: ammonium phosphates, magnesium and aluminum hydroxides. This method made it possible to obtain materials with particles having a spherical shape and a given size distribution, D(50) = 7 μm. Moreover, hydrophobic silicon dioxide as a functional additive for FEP was obtained by the sol-gel process. The ratio of components, synthesis time and amount of the hydrophobizing agent were determined to obtain superhydrophobic spherical particles with a size of 50–400 nm and a contact angle of more than 150°. The use of synthesized materials in the manufacturing of FEP provides their high flowability and efficiency of combustion processes inhibition, increases the ability to water repellency and extends the shelf life.


Fire-extinguishing powders, Spray drying method, Hydrophobicity, Powder flowability, Sol-gel process

Research areas

Material Sciences, Chemistry


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  1. The Government of Perm Krai (No. C-26/543)

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Competing interests
No competing interests were disclosed.
Data availability statement
The datasets generated during and / or analyzed during the current study are available from the corresponding author on reasonable request.
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Copyright © 2023 Shamsutdinov et al. This is an open access work distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Shamsutdinov, A., Valtsifer, I., Huo, Y. The manufacturing of fire-extinguishing powder materials with specific morphology and hydrophobicity of ammonium phosphates particles [not peer reviewed]. Peeref 2023 (poster).
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