Oxidation of Exhaust Gases From a Burning Compartment in a Remote Location.
Oxidation of Exhaust Gases From a Burning Compartment in
a Remote Location.
Ewens, D. S.; Vandsburger, U.; Roby, R. J.
Combustion Institute/Eastern States Section. Chemical
and Physical Processes in Combustion. Technical
Meeting, 1993. October 25-27, 1993, Princeton, NJ,
323-326 pp, 1993.
Sponsor:National Institute of Standards and Technology,
combustion; exhaust gases; oxidation; compartments;
Compartment fires under fuel rich conditions (typical of
post flashover compartment fires) have been shown to
produce hazardous levels of carbon monoxide and smoke.
External burning occurs when fuel rich exhaust gases
spill out of the compartment, mix with air, ignite and
burn. Previous research has investigated the effect of
external burning on exhaust gases spilling into the open
atmosphere mixing with ambient air. That research has
shown significant oxidation of carbon monoxide and smoke
during sustained external burning of the exhausting
gases. However, the leading cause of deaths in
compartment fires is carbon monoxide inhalation in
neighboring rooms, remote from the fire. The present
study focuses on the transport, and oxidation, of fuel
rich exhaust gases spilling into enclosed spaces located
adjacent to and remotely from a compartment fire.