fire research Articles

  • The Rationale for Accelerating Regionally Focused Climate Intervention Research

    Abstract Ten years ago, Paul Crutzen asked whether the time had come to consider undertaking research into intentionally intervening in the climate system so that it might be considered a policy option comparable to reducing emissions for limiting human-induced climate change. Crutzen’s article pointed out how little progress had been made in reducing emissions and suggested that ...


    By Climate Institute

  • Top 10 Compliance Storylines from 2016

    For the compliance sector, 2016 was a critical year. It was a year in which regional government bodies around the globe took on greater responsibility as gatekeepers of environmental and human rights standards in the corporate sector. It was also the year of the investor, where corporate decision makers became more concerned with transparency and accountability in supply chains. ...


    By Assent Compliance Inc.

  • 10 Reasons why you should continuously monitor low temperature and liquid chemical sterilants for worker safety

    1. Sterilant chemicals are highly toxic Low temperature and liquid chemical sterilants are designed to kill all microorganisms including resistant spores and if they were not toxic, they would not be effective in sufficiently high concentration to destroy all microbial life including the chemically resistant sporicidal forms of certain ...


    By ChemDAQ, Inc.

  • Following the fuel: How portable biomass energy generation may help rural communities

    The forests that surround many of California’s mountain communities tend to have an abundance of woody biomass and a pressing need for thinning to reduce fire danger. Revenue from selling forest residues to biomass power plants could help to support fuel reduction activities, but in many cases the nearest plant is so far away that hauling costs are prohibitive. The remoteness of such ...


    By All Power Labs

  • Experimental Research on the Spatial Distribution of Toxic Gases in the Transport of Fire Smoke

    Current assessment models and experimental tests on gas toxicities in a fire hazard are mainly based on the hypothesis that uniform smoke and gas layers exist in the compartment. This study, through experiments conducted in a reduced-scale compartment—corridor model, examines the assumption and explores the characteristics of spatial distribution of toxic gases in smoke transport from a fire ...


    By SAGE Publications

  • FTSE4 Good Under Fire

    The choice of constituents for the FTSE4Good family of equity indexes has puzzled many managers of socially responsible investment funds. But an early review of the list and a commitment to refine the selection process may placate some of the critics, says Graham Cooper. The composition of the FTSE4Good family of equity indexes – revealed on 10 July – has run into criticism from many fund ...


  • Preliminary research of health and environmental impacts and greenhouse gas emission from coal-fired power and nuclear power chains in China

    The present paper treats health, environmental impacts and greenhouse gas emission resulting from both the coal-fired power chain and nuclear power chain in China. The nuclear power chain resulted in adverse health impacts 3-4 orders of magnitude lower than those from the coal-fired power chain, also radiological emissions were 1-2 orders of magnitude lower. Estimated greenhouse gas emission ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Fire prevention strategies, storm cleanup

    WHEN IT comes to the importance of clearing dead and diseased trees as a fire prevention step, Wayne Williams of San Diego County, California is living (and breathing) it. “I was walking around the fire zone, and where residents had cleared spaces around their homes, the house was usually saved,” says Williams. “Houses without a firebreak, or on a ridge (where fire can leap out of a canyon), were ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Perils and pleasures of multidisciplinary research

    Over the past two decades various prestigious scientific and engineering organizations have touted the need for multidisciplinary research. Deans and department chairs often see multidisciplinary research as a potential pot of gold, and encourage faculty to follow the rainbow. Senior professors join in, seeking Enlightenment in their waning years, and young professors jump on board ...


    By Springer

  • Leading causes of fire emergencies managed by Rescue 1122

    Research study on Leading causes of fire emergencies managed by Rescue ...


    By Rescue 1122

  • Performance Comparison of Zone Models with Compartment Fire Tests

    Prediction accuracy of zone models is attributed to the sophistication of the mathematical model, as well as the numerical methods applied in their implementation. Well-known zone models CFAST and OZone have gained world-wide acceptance among the fire engineering community in predicting enclosure fire dynamics. Despite these models serving similar purpose, the level of accuracy and applicability ...


    By SAGE Publications

  • Dangers of nanotechnology: potential fire concerns and safety frameworks

    The benefits of engineering of functional systems at the nanometre-scale as one of the key technologies of the 21st century almost always imply grave risks. The increasing speed of nanotechnology commercialisation and development has apparently outstripped the study of health and safety data. A potential hazard of nanopowders that appears to have received little attention so far is their ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Swedish solution for high-rise building fires

    Swedish fire fighting nozzle specialists, Unifire AB, have developed what may very well usher in a new era in fire fighting: a fully automatic fire detection and extinguishing system, called FlameRanger. The system, according to Unifire, is capable of detecting and extinguishing a fire in seconds of its breaking out, with minimal use of water, and without any human intervention required. Unifire ...


    By Unifire AB

  • Application of geographical information systems and FARSITE in fire spread modelling

    Wildfires are a perennial problem in the Northwest of USA. Wallowa Whitman National Forest fires are quite frequent as a result forest completes between 10,000 and 15,000 acres of burning in a year. According to research, it was reported that the study area experienced fires from 1970 to 2006 with total burning of 149 fires and total burnt area of 7,583 hectares per year which observed to be ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • These fires are huge, hidden and harmful. What can we do?

    Smoldering peat gives off massive quantities of carbon dioxide and other pollutants, but the search for solutions is on. As forest fires devastated Fort McMurray, Alberta, last month, a different sort of fire may have started beneath the ground. Peat, a carbon-rich soil created from partially decomposed, waterlogged vegetation accumulated over several millennia and the stuff ...


    By Ensia

  • U.S. Signals the end of public money for coal-fired power

    U.S. public financing for overseas coal-fired power is likely coming to an end. That’s the clear signal from the U.S. Department of Treasury’s announcement earlier this month. The Treasury Department provided new guidance for multi-lateral development banks’ ...

  • ADMS 5 Buildings Validation Warehouse Fires Wind Tunnel Experiments

    1 Introduction In 1996. results from the CERC Atmospheric Dispersion Model. ADMS 2 were validated against experimental wind tunnel data of dispersion from chemical warehouse fires [1]. The original experimental data used to validate the model were presented in a Building Research Establishment Client Report [2]. Here, results from ADMS 5.0 (version 5.0.0.0) are validated against these ...

  • A novel approach for modelling of NOx emission reduction in a tangentially fired coal boiler

    In this research paper, predictive modelling of NOx emission of a 210 MW capacity pulverised coal–fired boiler and combustion parameter optimisation to reduce NOx emission in flue gas is proposed. The effects of oxygen concentration in flue gas, coal properties, coal flow, boiler load, air distribution scheme, flue gas outlet temperature and nozzle tilt were studied. The data collected from ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • New data shows Indonesian forest fires a longstanding crisis

    Bacalah posting blog dalam Bahasa Indonesia di sini Fires continue to burn in Indonesia, spreading haze and suffering across the country and into Malaysia and Singapore. New research from the World Resources Institute reveals troubling trends about the blazes: ...

  • Case study - SP, Technical Research Institute of Sweden

    Customer: SP, Technical Research Institute of Sweden Project: WetESP for Fire Laboratory Many fire tests are made in full scale. Example for fire tests can be engine rooms, vehicles, store houses, compartments etc. Most of the tests will include ignite phase, full fire and extinguishing. The ignite phase is sooting, full fire will give high temperatures ...


    By Envibat AB

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