A black powdery or flaky substance consisting largely of amorphous carbon, produced by the incomplete burning of organic matter.
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- Diesel particulate matter consists of soot mixed with anything from volatile organic compounds to sulphur and nitrous oxides.
- What impact, if any, does soot and black carbon from fires have on the glaciers of Kilimanjaro?
- Very low particulate, soot, and volatile organic emissions are released when it is burned.