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Ash from an Industrial Fire View through a Microscope

Ash from a nearby Industrial Fire

This is ash from a Maria fire. Much of the material that burned was a fiberglass composite. The resin had burned off of the composite so glass fiber and other completely burned ash was common in the downwind direction from this fire. Agglomerated soot particles were another major component in this assemblage of particles from the fire. Many of the ash particles appear black if reflectd light is not used.

Transmitted Off Crossed Circular Polarized Light Illumination


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