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pdf icon Soot. (1813 K)
Hamins, A.

Environmental Implications of Combustion Processes. Chapter 3, CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, Puri, I. K., Editor, 71-95 p., 1993.


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


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.