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Agglomerated Soot from an Industrial Fire View through a Microscope

Charred Wood and Agglomerated Soot from a nearby Wooden Dock Fire

These particles include charred wood and agglomerated soot particles from a nearby dock fire involving primarily tar soaked rough lumber. This is from an environmental tapelift collected in a nearby office. The particle just to the right of the horizontal 10 micrometer bar is a cenosphere from a large oil fire boiler and is not part of the fire debris. Its high reflectivity and angular structure identify it as a chenosphere that was crushed into the tape adhesive.

Transmitted Off Crossed Circular Polarized Light and Reflected Darkfield Illumination


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