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Measurement of Soot Oxidation in Post Flame Gases.

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Tolocka, M. P.; Miller, J. H.

NISTIR 5499; September 1994.

National Institute of Standards and Technology. Annual Conference on Fire Research: Book of Abstracts. October 17-20, 1994, Gaithersburg, MD, 135-136 pp, 1994.


National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD

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Order number: PB95-104964


fire research; soot; oxidation


In fires, the concentrations of soot and carbon monoxide are found to be strongly correlated and a significant fraction of the CO emitted from fires is believed to originate from soot particle oxidation. There have been a number of studies of particle oxidation within flames and in shock tubes, but little work on post-flame oxidation. We recently initiated a study of the transformation of post-flame smoke with an emphasis on the chemical transformation of surface-adsorbed polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons and the subsequent formation of gas phase molecular oxidation products.