The Pawsey Supercomputing Centre


A First-Principle Investigation into Combustion Chemistry of Novel Brominated Flame Retardants.


This submission deals with providing an atomic-based insight into chemical phenomena pertinent to the environmental transformations and combustion/fire reactions encountered in the life cycle of a group of brominated hydrocarbons; called collectively novel brominated flame retardants (NBFRs).

Significance and Innovation

As thermal treatment and recycling activities represents mainstream strategies for disposal of materials laden with BFRs; it is essential to precisely describe the decomposition behaviour of NBFRs at elevated temperatures and their interaction with metallic species. Theoretically derived results will help to design safer operational conditions during recycling of electronic wastes. Outcomes from this project will not only provide environmental decision makers with an informative database about NBFRs; but will also highlights designs and formulations for “green” NBFRs.

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