GLOSSARY

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SOOT

Fine black particles composed principally of carbon, produced by the incomplete combustion of fuel. Accumulations of soot are sometimes released suddenly by furnace/boiler malfunctions called puffbacks.


SOOT SEALER

A clear, adhesive-like liquid sprayed into ducts in order to bond and immobilize loose soot or fire residues.


SPECIFIC ANTIGEN

(penicillin or bee sting) after prior sensitization. It is characterized by respiratory symptoms, fainting, itching.


SPECIFIC HUMIDITY

The weight of suspended moisture in air.


SPLASH GOGGLES

Eye protection made of a non-corrosive material that fits snugly against the face, and has indirect ventilation ports.


SPONGE

A cellular rubber cleaning sponge which cleans by capturing and retaining small particles. These sponges have wide application in fire restoration for removing combustion residues.


SPORE

A minute organic unit emitted or broadcast as part of the reproductive cycle of moulds and fungi.


SPORICIDE

An agent that has the ability to control or destroy the microbial spores that germinate into bacteria or fungi, when used according to label directions. see _sterilization; disinfectant_


SPRILLIA

Bacteria that look like spiral rods.


SQUARE

Any rectangular object or space with four equal sides: a steel square for checking angles: a perpendicular, or 90 angle.