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ACP | Articles | Volume 19, issue 15
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 9681–9698, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-9681-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 9681–9698, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-9681-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 01 Aug 2019

Research article | 01 Aug 2019

Gas-phase pyrolysis products emitted by prescribed fires in pine forests with a shrub understory in the southeastern United States

Nicole K. Scharko et al.

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In this study we identify pyrolysis gases from prescribed burns conducted in pine forests using a manual extraction device. Captured gases were analyzed in the laboratory using infrared absorption spectroscopy. Results show that emission ratios relative to CO for ethene and acetylene were significantly greater than in previous fire studies, suggesting the sampling device was able to collect gases generated prior to ignition; this is corroborated by novel detections of five compounds via FTIR.
In this study we identify pyrolysis gases from prescribed burns conducted in pine forests using...
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