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Investigating Soot Generated from Engineered Building Materials



Samuel L. Manzello, Sayaka Suzuki


Large outdoor fires are of concern all over the world. While fire spread processes are noted for their immediate destruction and loss of life, the generation of particulate matter from the combustion of both vegetative and structural fuels in the event of large outdoor fire outbreaks may have inhalable health effects. In this study, samples of oriented strand board (OSB), a common structural fuel present in the built environment, were ignited using a radiant heater coupled to a spark igniter and soot samples were taken to begin to look at the structure of the generated soot agglomerates. Results of this study will be presented.
Proceedings Title
Proceedings of the 58 Japanese Combustion Symposium
Conference Dates
December 2-4, 2020
Conference Location
Virtual Conference


Large Outdoor Fires, Particulate Emissions


Manzello, S. and Suzuki, S. (2020), Investigating Soot Generated from Engineered Building Materials, Proceedings of the 58 Japanese Combustion Symposium, Virtual Conference, -1 (Accessed April 23, 2024)
Created November 26, 2020, Updated November 25, 2020