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Journal of Nanomaterials
Volume 2016, Article ID 2358276, 9 pages
Research Article

Inorganic Antiflaming Wood Caused by a -Decorated ZnO Nanorod Arrays Coating Prepared by a Facile Hydrothermal Method

1School of Engineering, Zhejiang A&F University, Lin’an, China
2Key Laboratory of Wood Science and Technology, Lin’an, China

Received 30 March 2016; Revised 8 June 2016; Accepted 31 August 2016

Academic Editor: Yogendra Mishra

Copyright © 2016 Hong Zhang et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Wood materials with antiflaming capability were successfully fabricated by depositing a TiO2-decorated ZnO nanorod arrays (ZNAs) film on wood surface using a facile and one-pot hydrothermal method. The prepared specimens were characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy dispersive X-ray analysis (EDXA), and powder X-ray diffraction (XRD). To explore the antiflaming properties, the combustion parameters of the wood treated by TiO2-decorated ZNAs were measured using the cone calorimetry technique compared with the untreated wood. For treated wood, the burning duration was prolonged for 55 s; smoke production rate (SPR) and total smoke production (TSP) were obviously reduced, especially for the production of CO was almost zero. As a result, thin inorganic film of TiO2-decorated ZNAs had desirable fire resistance, and one-pot hydrothermal method was a feasible method to fabricate nonflammable wood materials.