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Thread: : Fire prevention by partial deoxygenation of air
face BY : Russell McMahon email (remove spam text)

>> Burning a candle or gas flame or wood or paper in a sealed
>> container may provide some guide to this

> You'd be aware of how charcoal is/was made, and how oxygen-
> starved fires smoulder, and erupt causing flashbacks when a door
> or window is opened

I'd imagine that a wad of paper with easy air access over all surfaces
would burn freely at first and then at a lesser rate as oxygen
availability decreased. Whether there was a reasonably sudden
extinction of free flame would be of interest.

AFAIK formal charcoal making relies on thermal decomposition as much
as or even without combustion per se.


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