Accession Number : AD0881530

Title :   Analysis of Stack Gases for Natural and Treated Fuel-Oil Fires.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : IIT RESEARCH INST CHICAGO IL

Personal Author(s) : Waterman, T. E.

Report Date : JUN 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 46

Abstract : The study measured air contaminating pollutants emanating from both natural diesel oil fires and those treated to varying degrees. The method which applies a fine water spray over the burning fuel, is shown to markedly decrease visible solids from the effluent stream. Analysis of samples of the gases produced with the 16 sq ft simulator show no detrimental effects (increases in pollutants) due to the treatment and in general, a decrease in pollutants was achieved. These results provide added confidence that the treatment system is valid. It is recommended that continued development be conducted on full scale fire fighter training facilities to demonstrate treatment effectiveness at large scale, to optimize the water spray system, to establish compatability with various extinguishant systems, and to devise means of providing fires of graded difficulty of extinguishment. (Author)

Descriptors :   *COMBUSTION PRODUCTS), (*FIRES, AIR POLLUTION), (*AIR POLLUTION, (*FUEL OIL, FIRES), SPRAYS, WATER, SMOKE, PARTICLES, TRAINING, SULFUR COMPOUNDS, CARBON DIOXIDE, TEST METHODS.

Subject Categories : Combustion and Ignition
      Air Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE