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Generation and Transport of Smoke Components

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Author(s)

Kathryn M. Butler, George W. Mulholland

Abstract

Smoke is a mixture of gases and suspended particulate matter, or aerosols. The nature of the aerosol component of smoke can play a significant role in the lethal and sublethal effects on people. This paper presents the current state of knowledge about factors that affect smoke toxicity: the amount of aerosols produced in fires and their characteristics, the changes in concentration that occur as the smoke moves away from the fire, and the potential for the aerosols to transport adsorbed or absorbed toxic gases into the lungs.
Citation
Fire Technology
Volume
40
Issue
2

Keywords

fire, smoke aerosol, smoke generation, smoke toxicity, smoke transport, ultrafine particulates

Citation

Butler, K. and Mulholland, G. (2004), Generation and Transport of Smoke Components, Fire Technology, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=861149 (Accessed May 22, 2024)

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Created April 1, 2004, Updated February 17, 2017