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dc.contributor.authorPastor Ferrer, Elsa
dc.contributor.authorPérez, Yolanda
dc.contributor.authorPlanas Cuchi, Eulàlia
dc.contributor.authorAgueda Costafreda, Alba
dc.contributor.authorMiralles, Marta
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Enginyeria Química
dc.date.accessioned2011-02-15T12:06:09Z
dc.date.available2011-02-15T12:06:09Z
dc.date.created2010-01
dc.date.issued2010-01
dc.identifier.citationPastor, E. [et al.]. Pile burning of cutting debris in stands of hazel (Corylus avellana): an experimental study of smouldering combustion toward a validation of burning protocol. "Fire safety journal", Gener 2010, vol. 45, núm. 1, p. 69-81.
dc.identifier.issn0379-7112
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2117/11380
dc.description.abstractSmoulderingcombustioninburningpileswasexperimentallyinvestigatedbystudyingtemperature changes insixpilesof2mofdiameterofcuttingdebrisofhazel(Corylusavellana) forthreedaysafter extinction.ThepilesweremonitoredusinganIRcameraandK-typethermocouples.Theexperiment wasdesignedinordertostudyhowthemaximumtemperatureofthecharcoalmightbeinfluencedby the individualandinteractioneffectsofboththequalityofextinctionandtheelapsedtimeuntilthe start ofextinctionofthepiles.Thepilesthatwereproperlyextinguished(i.e.usingahigh-pressure, homogeneouslydistributedwaterflowof50l/minfor4min)hadauniformtemperatureprofileanddid not havesignificanthotspots.Thetemperaturereachedequilibriumwiththeenvironmentinlessthan 10hafterextinction.Incontrast,asmoulderingfrontmovedthroughoutthepoorlyextinguishedpiles, which hadawidetemperaturedistributionandhotspotsofupto700 1C. Asimulationofwindy conditionsafterthreedaysofexperimentsonapoorlyextinguishedpileshowedthatthereactivationof charcoal combustionwaspossible.Itgaveahigh-riskscenariotocauseawildfire,withhotsmouldering embersbeingtransportedbywindflow.Theresultsareofinteresttoimprovepileburningprotocolsso that thenumberofwildfirescausedbysuchpracticesmaybereduced.
dc.format.extent13 p.
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Spain
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/es/
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Enginyeria química::Impacte ambiental
dc.subject.lcshForest fires--Prevention and control.
dc.titlePile burning of cutting debris in stands of hazel (Corylus avellana): an experimental study of smouldering combustion toward a validation of burning protocol
dc.typeArticle
dc.subject.lemacIncendis forestals -- Prevenció i control
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. CERTEC - Centre d'Estudis del Risc Tecnològic
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.firesaf.2009.10.003
dc.description.peerreviewedPeer Reviewed
dc.rights.accessRestricted access - publisher's policy
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dc.description.versionPostprint (published version)
upcommons.citation.authorPastor, E.; Pérez, Y.; Planas, E.; Àgueda, A.; Miralles, M.
upcommons.citation.publishedtrue
upcommons.citation.publicationNameFire safety journal
upcommons.citation.volume45
upcommons.citation.number1
upcommons.citation.startingPage69
upcommons.citation.endingPage81


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