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Category Press Release
Publish Date 12/7/2018
Author Paul Cochrane
Title Advanced MicroAnalytical Provides Combustion Byproduct Laboratory Testing to Determine the Extent of Indoor Fire Residues
Introduction Advanced MicroAnalytical offers solutions and state-of-the-art techniques to assess indoor environments following smoke damage from fires that impact structures.

Salem, NH, December 7th, 2018

Smoke residues from a fire can have a significant impact on the respiratory health of building occupants that are exposed to combustion byproducts (CBP).  A building fire or a wildfire, can create a tremendous amount of smoke that can travel through multiple floors and rooms of a structure leaving behind residues. This smoke is made up of a number of combustion byproducts that include ash, soot, char and other materials.

Inside of a building, in addition to respiratory concerns, smoke leaves behind odors and residues which can cause corrosion, etching and discoloration on surfaces that can get worse over time. Fortunately, there are tests that can be done after a fire event in order to determine the extent of impact. This testing is helpful for insurance claims, and can also be instrumental during or after a cleaning to guide professionals in their remediation efforts.

Advanced MicroAnalytical takes a forensic approach to the analysis of fire residues including optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy and/or transmission electron microscopy for the purposes of evaluation including interpretation of results of findings as to source and relative impact of combustion related particles within the structure.

With the New CBP Investigative Analysis, there is no need to pre-select levels of testing based on what you expect to see at the sample site, the right testing will be used to get you the most information possible. Advanced MicroAnalytical offers various levels of analysis, including customized analysis to support virtually any type of CBP investigation. These services include:
  • CBP Investigative – A forensic approach to the analysis of fire residues including optical microscopy, Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) and/or Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) for the purposes of evaluation, including interpretation of results as to source and relative impact of combustion related particles within the structure.
  • CBP Level I – Limited to Optical Analysis (Analysis by Optical Microscopy for the presence of opaque particles associated with combustion byproducts, Qualitative Method).
  • CBP Level II – Analysis by Optical Microscopy and Transmission Electron Microscopy confirmation.
  • CBP Level III – Analysis by Optical Microscopy, Scanning Electron Microscopy with Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy (SEM/EDS) or Transmission Electron Microscopy with Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy (TEM/EDS).

To learn more about combustion byproduct analysis or other materials testing and support services provided by Advanced MicroAnalytical, please visit, call (877) 605-6662 or email

About Advanced MicroAnalytical
At Advanced MicroAnalytical we are dedicated to providing you and your business with critical insight and knowledge that is essential in the modern era. We provide the testing services and analytical tools for comprehensive understanding of your materials and projects. Our services range from advanced microanalysis of nanotechnology to compositional and functional analysis of large manufactured systems.  Our laboratory services span a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, micro-electronics, nanofabrication, aerospace and defense, environmental engineering – as well as many others. Advanced MicroAnalytical is committed to serving as a valued analytical partner to our clients. We offer unmatched analysis, testing, and services to assist you in your business, environmental, and research challenges. Visit our website at

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