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Fire toxicity

Author: Anna Stec; T Richard Hull
Publisher: Boca Raton : CRC Press ; Oxford : Woodhead Pub., 2010.
Series: Woodhead Publishing in materials.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book raises issues of the types of toxic effluents that fires produce and the different methods that exist to assess fire toxicity. Chapters discuss the effects of toxicity on its victims,  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anna Stec; T Richard Hull
ISBN: 9781845695026 184569502X 9781439827918 1439827915 9781845698072 184569807X
OCLC Number: 648079275
Description: xxxi, 688 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part 1 Introduction: Introduction to fire toxicity; Fire scenarios and combustion conditions. Part 2 Harmful effects of fire effluents: Hazards from smoke and irritants; Asphyxiant components of fire effluents; Effects of fire effluents on fire victims. Part 3 Biological assessment of fire toxicity: Experimental methods in combustion toxicology; Animal exposure studies; Application of human animal exposure studies to human fire safety; In vitro biological toxicity assessments for fire combustion products; A combined fire smoke and lung model test equipment. Part 4 Toxicity assessment using chemical analysis: Sampling and measurement of toxic fire effluents; Bench-scale generation of fire effluents; Large scale generation and characterisation of fire effluents; Effects of the material and fire conditions on toxic product yields; Estimation of toxicity during burning of common materials. Part 5 National and international fire safety regulations: Prescriptive regulations and tests considering the toxicity of fire effluents; An international standardised framework for prediction of fire gas toxicity. Part 6 Numerical simulation of fires and their hazards: Computer simulation of fire hazards and evacuation; Toxic hazard calculation models for use with fire effluent data; Modelling fire growth and toxic gas formation.
Series Title: Woodhead Publishing in materials.
Responsibility: edited by Anna Stec and Richard Hull.

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Represents the best currently available understanding and application of its subject matter to fire safety and is a welcome addition to the fire science literature., Journal of Fire Sciences

 
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