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Incomplete combustion process(es)

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A reaction or process which entails only partial burning of a fuel. This may be due to a lack of oxygen or low temperature, preventing the complete chemical reaction. Carbon monoxide is produced as a byproduct from incomplete combustion of carbon.

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Dioxins are produced as a byproduct from incomplete combustion of organic material in the presence of chlorine.

Source: GreenFacts

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Carbon monoxide (CO)

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