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Engineering Algorithm for the Estimation of Carbon Monoxide Generation in Enclosure Fires (NISTIR 5499)

Published

Author(s)

William M. Pitts

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.
Citation
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 5499
Report Number
5499

Keywords

fire research, carbon monoxide, generation, enclosures, algorithms

Citation

Pitts, W. (1994), Engineering Algorithm for the Estimation of Carbon Monoxide Generation in Enclosure Fires (NISTIR 5499), NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], https://doi.org/10.6028/NIST.IR.5499 (Accessed April 21, 2024)
Created September 1, 1994, Updated November 10, 2018