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Main Title Selected Organic Pollutant Emissions from Unvented Kerosene Heaters.
Author Traynor, G. W. ; Apte, M. G. ; Sokol, H. A. ; Chuang, J. C. ; Mumford, J. L. ;
CORP Author California Univ., Berkeley. Lawrence Berkeley Lab. ;Battelle Columbus Labs., OH.;Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Year Published 1986
Report Number EPA/600/D-86/142;
Stock Number PB86-218443
Additional Subjects Heating equipment ; Kerosene ; Contaminants ; Aromatic polycyclic hydrocarbons ; Aromatic monocyclic hydrocarbons ; Aliphatic hydrocarbons ; Napthalene ; Organic compounds ; Indoor air pollution ; Phenol/pentachloro ; Air sampling
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB86-218443 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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An exploratory study was performed to assess the semivolatile and nonvolatile organic-compound emissions from unvented kerosene space heaters. A well-tuned radiant heater and a maltuned convective heater were used for the study. Each heater was operated in a 27-cu m chamber with a prescribed on/off pattern. Organic compounds were collected on teflon-impregnated glass filters backed by XAD-2 resin and analyzed by gas chromatography/mass spectrometry. Pollutant source strengths were calculated using a mass-balance equation. The results show that kerosene heaters can emit polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), nitrated PAHs; alkyl benzenes; pentachlorophenol; phtalates; hydro naphthalenes; aliphatic hydrocarbons, alcohols, and ketones; and other organic compounds.