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Agglomerated Soot from an Industrial Fire View through a Microscope

Agglomerated Soot from an Industrial Fire

This is a piece of agglomerated soot from an large plumbing warehouse fire. The minerals associated with the soot suggests that this may have been from mineral filled PVC pipe, much of which was consumed by this fire. This was from an environmental tapelift collected in a home a few hundred meters (a little over 200 yards) away from the fire.

Transmitted Off Crossed Polarized Light and Reflected Darkfield Illumination


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