The size of wood smoke particles
Document Type: Journal Article
Author(s): W. W. Foster
Publication Year: 1960

Cataloging Information

  • aerosols
  • air quality
  • cellulose
  • chemical compounds
  • combustion
  • distribution
  • extractives
  • lignin
  • particulates
  • pollution
  • resins
  • sampling
  • smoke effects
  • smoke management
  • wildlife habitat management
  • wood
  • wood chemistry
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Record Last Modified: June 1, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 35105
Tall Timbers Record Number: 9397
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: Fire File DDW
TTRS Abstract Status: Okay, Fair use, Reproduced by permission

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'The smoke generated when wood is heated in air contains a considerable range of compounds resulting from the distillation and degradation of celluloses, lignins, resins and tannins. Visible particles which are formed when the smoke cools appear to equilibriate rapidly with the ambient vapours. When the present studies of wood smoke deposition began it seemed that the overall rate of deposition of smoke on fish might depend on the size of the particles. Attempts were therefore made to determine the structure of the particles, the average size and the size distribution.'

Foster, W. W. 1960. The size of wood smoke particles. International Journal of Air Pollution, v. 3, p. 89-96.