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Anthony P. Hamins


The major source of carbonaceous soot released into the environment is from the incomplete combustion of fossil fuels and other organic matter. Principal sources of soot emissions are coal burning furnaces, refuse burning, code production processes, wood burning in home fireplaces, the open burning of waste, and gasoline and diesel powered engines.
Environmental Implications of Combustion Processes (Chapter 3)
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CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL


soot, health hazards, flame radiation, carbon monoxide, soot formation, flame research, smoke yield, smoke production


Hamins, A. (1993), Soot, CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, [online], (Accessed May 19, 2024)


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Created January 1, 1993, Updated February 19, 2017