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Chapter 24

Influence of Fire Retardants on Toxic and Environmental Hazards from Fires

Life risk from fires depends upon the probability of fire occurrence and the severity of the fire hazards. Toxic hazards in fires depend upon the mass-loss rate of the burning fuel (which, in turn, depends upon the rates of flame spread and heat release), the yields of toxic combustion products and ...
Print publication date: 03 Dec 2008
Copyright year: 2009
Print ISBN: 978-0-85404-149-7
PDF eISBN: 978-1-84755-921-0