Our world is filled with soot from a myriad of sources for soot, char and ash.
These include bonfires, incinerators, candles, vehicle tires, diesel engines, wildfires, fire places/stoves, leaf burning, trash burning, and many others. How do you tell the difference between soot from background sources and soot from a fire event? Fike Analytical uses a state-of-the-art Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) equipped with an Energy Dispersive X-Ray spectrometer (EDX) to use the chemistry of individual soot particles to determine their source. It is not possible to use Light Microscopy to make this differentiation.
Call us at 248-241-6713 to discuss your investigation.