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Limitations of the Global Equivalence Ratio Concept for Predicting CO Formation in Room Fires

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Author(s)

William M. Pitts

Abstract

Recent experimental and modeling efforts designed to characterize the formation of carbon monoxide (CO) in enclosure fires which were funded by or performed at the Building and Fire Research Laboratory (BFRL) of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) are summarized. The findings are used to assess the conditions for which the Global Equivalence Ratio Concept can be used to predict the generation of CO and other combustion gases by enclosure fires.
Proceedings Title
U.S./Japan Government Cooperative Program on Natural Resources (UJNR)
Conference Dates
October 27-November 2, 1992
Conference Location
Tsukuba,
Conference Title
Fire Research and Safety. 12th Joint Panel Meeting

Keywords

fire safety, fire research, carbon monoxide, room fires, enclosures, reaction kinetics, compartment fires, global equivalence ratio

Citation

Pitts, W. (1992), Limitations of the Global Equivalence Ratio Concept for Predicting CO Formation in Room Fires, U.S./Japan Government Cooperative Program on Natural Resources (UJNR), Tsukuba, , [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=911703 (Accessed May 22, 2024)

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Created October 27, 1992, Updated February 19, 2017