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Engineering Algorithm for the Estimation of Carbon Monoxide Generation in Enclosure Fires.


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Pitts, W. M.

NISTIR 5499; September 1994.

National Institute of Standards and Technology. Annual Conference on Fire Research: Book of Abstracts. October 17-20, 1994, Gaithersburg, MD, 51-52 pp, 1994.

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National Technical Information Service
Order number: PB95-104964

Keywords:

fire research; carbon monoxide; generation; enclosures; algorithms

Abstract:

Roughly two thirds of all deaths resulting from enclosure fires can be attributed to the presence of carbon monoxide (CO) which is the dominant toxicant in fire deaths. A long-term program (Carbon Monoxide production and Prediction Project) at the Building and Fire Research Laboratory is seeking to develop an understanding of and predictive capability for the generation of CO in enclosure fires.