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Carbon Monoxide Formation Algorithm.

pdf icon Carbon Monoxide Formation Algorithm. (792 K)
Pitts, W. M.

NISTIR 6030; June 1997.

U.S./Japan Government Cooperative Program on Natural Resources (UJNR). Fire Research and Safety. 13th Joint Panel Meeting. Volume 2. March 13-20, 1996, Gaithersburg, MD, Beall, K. A., Editor(s), 51-59 pp, 1997.

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National Technical Information Service
Order number: PB97-184204


fire safety; fire research; carbon monoxide; algorithms; heat release rate; enclosures


This paper discusses an engineering approach for estimating the generation rate of carbon monoxide (CO) within a room containing a fire. The algorithm incorporates four CO formation mechanisms which have been identified in past investigations.