2013 Progress Report: Characterization Of Emissions From Small, Variable Solid Fuel Combustion Sources For Determining Global Emissions And Climate Impact

EPA Grant Number: R835036
Title: Characterization Of Emissions From Small, Variable Solid Fuel Combustion Sources For Determining Global Emissions And Climate Impact
Investigators: Edwards, Rufus D. , Bond, Tami C. , Smith, Kirk R.
Institution: University of California - Irvine
EPA Project Officer: Katz, Taylor
Project Period: September 1, 2011 through August 31, 2014 (Extended to August 31, 2016)
Project Period Covered by this Report: September 1, 2012 through August 31,2013
Project Amount: $900,000
RFA: Black Carbon's Role In Global To Local Scale Climate And Air Quality (2010) RFA Text |  Recipients Lists
Research Category: Global Climate Change , Climate Change , Air

Objective:

Obtain climate-relevant data from in field measurements of household stoves and rural small-scale industries, using a combination of real-time measurements, intensive chemical characterization, and statistical analysis.

Progress Summary:

In the second year of this project, climate relevant emissions properties of black carbon and other particulate and gaseous species were measured in two field sites in Haryana, India and Yunnan, China. Fifty-eight home measurements and seven small-scale industry measurements were made in Haryana, India. Seventy-three households were measured in two different areas of Yunnan, China – Fuyuan and Xuanwei.

Future Activities:

  • Analysis and writing up results during the upcoming year. We plan on publishing several analyses, including the following:
  • Analysis of the variability in emissions measurements between meal and between day to determine how representative short term measurements are of emissions for individual households, and how they vary with different daily meal patterns.
  • Use of emission frequency distributions to characterize variability between individual homes and geographic locations.
  • A paper presenting average emissions factors for the different sites summarizing the results for inventory purposes.
  • A paper summarizing previous El Salvador measurements with EC/OC analysis performed as part of this project

Journal Articles:

No journal articles submitted with this report: View all 18 publications for this project

Supplemental Keywords:

Emissions, solid fuel combustion, global emissions, black carbon 

Progress and Final Reports:

Original Abstract
2012 Progress Report
2014 Progress Report
2015 Progress Report
Final Report