Record Display for the EPA National Library Catalog


Main Title Comparison of Air Pollutant Emissions from Vaporizing and Air Atomizing Waste Oil Heaters.
Author Hall, R. E. ; Cooke, W. M. ; Barbour, R. L. ;
CORP Author Battelle Columbus Div., OH.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Year Published 1983
Report Number EPA-68-02-2686; EPA-600/J-83-125;
Stock Number PB84-138643
Additional Subjects Air pollution ; Lubricating oils ; Nitrogen oxides ; Sulfur oxides ; Carbon monoxide ; Particles ; Crankcases ; Oil burners ; Atomizing ; Fuels ; Vaporizing ; Residues ; Metals ; Reprints ; Waste utilization ; Refuse derived fuels ; Liquid wastes ; Solid wastes
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB84-138643 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 8p
The paper gives results of a characterization of gaseous and particulate emissions and vaporizing pot solid residues resulting from the combustion of waste crankcase oil in space heaters. Two types of waste oil burners were tested: a vaporizing oil burner rated at 35.2 kW, and an air atomizing oil burner rated at 73.3 kW. Except for NOx and SOx, gaseous emissions were similar to those from conventional distillate oil combustion. Both burners discharged high levels of metallic species, but the air atomizing unit had much higher stack emission levels than did the vaporizing pot system. Elements which exceeded Threshold Limit values for one or both heaters were Cd, Cr, Co, Cu, Fe, Pb, Ni, P, and Zn. However, the Ni and much of the Cr appeared to be a sampling artifact caused by the stainless steel sampling system.