Burning, pyrolysis, combustion and char-oxidation: need for clarifying terminology

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.1002/fam.810080408
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TypeArticle
Journal titleFire and Materials
ISSN0308-0501
Volume8
Issue4
Pages224226; # of pages: 3
Subjectterminology; chemical reactions; burning; combustion; technical language; terminology definition; charring and non- charring solids; geometry of solid effects; thermal feedback effects; ventilation effects; Combustion
AbstractThe vague meaning of the word "burning" has long created communication difficulties among fire scientists, and has led to unwarranted conclusions. It is suggested that the word "burning" be used as an umbrella term, covering up to three dissimilar types of reactions: pyrolysis or gasification, (gas-phase) combustion, and char-oxidation.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedYes
IdentifierDBR-P-1263
NRC number24171
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NPARC number20378487
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Record created2012-07-24
Record modified2016-05-09
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