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Assessment of fire hazard in contaminated land

Assessment of fire hazard in contaminated land

Contaminated soil: 515-522

The nature of fires (generally underground) in contaminated land, sources of ignition and combustion processes are discussed. A report is given of work to determine critical temperatures for self-ignition, and the speed of smouldering in wire mesh cylinders, in bulk and under cover, using simulated landfill materials. Mixtures of kieselguhr with 2-50% woodflour and with 10-50% carbon powder were used. Heat of combustion was not a good measure of combustibility.

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