Production Mechanisms for Carbon Monoxide in Enclosure Fires.
Production Mechanisms for Carbon Monoxide in Enclosure
Pitts, W. M.; Bryner, N. P.; Johnsson, E. L.
Combustion Institute/Central and Eastern States Section.
Combustion Fundamentals and Applications. Joint
Technical Meeting, 1993. March 15-17, 1993, New
Orleans, LA, 102-106 pp, 1993.
carbon monoxide; enclosures; experiments; entrainment;
Roughly two thirds of all deaths resulting from
enclosure fires can be attributed to the presence of
carbon monoxide (CO), which is known to be the dominant
toxicant in fire deaths. The mechanisms responsible for
the generation of high concentrations of CO in fires are
poorly understood. A long-term program (Carbon Monoxide
Production and Prediction Priority Project) at BFRL is
seeking to develop an understanding of and predictive
capability for the generation of CO in fires.