Scientists at the National Research Tomsk Polytechnic University have developed a versatile tool for fighting fires. At a press conference in the news agency "Interfax-Siberia," said the Deputy Provost for Research and Innovation TPU Alex Tskhe.
"Today, we have a development that allows you to fight the fires. A certain part of the water, water glass and other components. It is sprayed on the surface of the burning trees, grass and can withstand heat up to 500 degrees, then the water evaporates, and burning objects covered with a layer of liquid glass. Mixture foams and prevent further decay and fire, "- said Alexey Tskhe. He added that the glass is safe for the environment.
According to the Deputy Provost, the project is now at the stage of completion of the R & D (research and development activities).
"Development is ready for implementation, we will be ready to meet investor or a small innovative company to produce this compound. We have tested this structure, it showed good results. But the way of implementation is not very fast, because it is important that development is not just flashed, and entered service each firefighter. And it’s a long process, "- said Alexey Tskhe.
Development of the Department of scientists belongs silicate technology and nanomaterials.