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Quantitative Determination of Smoke Toxicity Hazard: A Practical Approach for Current Use.


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Bukowski, R. W.

National Bureau of Standards. Toxicity of Combustion Products. Expert Meeting of the Tripartite Cooperative Study Group, 5th. 1-12 pgs. March 17-18, 1986. AND International Association for Fire Safety Science. Fire Safety Science. Proceedings. 1st International Symposium. 1089-1100 pgs. Grant, C. E. and Pagni, P. J., Editors. Hemisphere Publishing Corp., NY. October 7-11, 1985, 1986.

Keywords:

fire hazards assessment

Abstract:

The concepts of fire hazard assessment are discussed. The development of these concepts into the framework for a hazard assessment model is described. This model, which is actually a group of interacting models, is presented in terms of the component functions and the interactions necessary to accomplish a hazard analysis. The most critical research issues which must be resolved in order to use this hazard analysis model for practical problems are identified. Preliminary results of experiments to assess the predictive accuracy of the multi-compartment transport model used within the hazard model are presented. A simple, engineering approach to toxicity evaluation included in the current model is also discussed.