Fire Safety Experiment Campaign Complete

Shruti Ghanekar (PhD candidate) successfully completed a 2.5 month long data collection campaign in collaboration with Illinois Fire Service Institute (IFSI) and UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute (FSRI) at FSRI’s facility in Delaware County, PA. The objective of her campaign was to quantify hydrogen cyanide concentration in the residential fire environment using a prototype Infrared Tunable Diode Laser Absorption Spectroscopy (IR-TDLAS) based measurement system developed by Ms. Ghanekar as part of her PhD research. The experiments conducted primarily focused on trapped occupant survivability and were a part of UL FSRI’s Residential Home Size-up and Search and Rescue Operations Project. More information on the project can be found at