Carbon black and soot: two different substances.

  title={Carbon black and soot: two different substances.},
  author={Aaron Watson and Peter A. Valberg},
  journal={AIHAJ : a journal for the science of occupational and environmental health and safety},
  volume={62 2},
Carbon blacks are manufactured under controlled conditions for commercial use primarily in the rubber, painting, and printing industries. In contrast, soots are unwanted byproducts from the combustion of carbon-based materials for the generation of energy or heat, or for the disposal of waste. Unfortunately, the terms carbon black and soot often have been used interchangeably; however, carbon black is physically and chemically distinct from soot. Greater than 97% of carbon black consists of… CONTINUE READING
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