Ignition of Wood Dust of African Padauk (Pterocarpus Soyauxii)

  • Miroslava Vandličková
  • Iveta MarkováEmail author
Conference paper


The article deals with wood dust of African Padauk (Pterocarpus soyauxii). The wood dust was prepared by Makita 9556CR 1400 W and the K36 sandpaper for various fractions (<63; 63; 71; 100; 200; 315; 500 μm) of the wood dust. The aim of the article is granulometric analysis of the wood dust of African Padauk (Pterocarpus soyauxii), to identify its morphological structure and to assess the effect of particle size of airborne dust on minimum ignition temperatures. The most frequent dust particle size was represented by 100 μm fraction (42.14 ± 1.049%). The minimum ignition temperature of airborne dust was 370 °C the 71 μm fraction.


African padauk Granulometric analysis Morphology Ignition 


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  1. 1.Faculty of Security EngineeringUniversity of ŽilinaŽilinaSlovakia

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