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Main Title Field Performance of Advanced Technology Woodstoves in Glens Falls, NY., 1988-89. Volume 1.
Author Barnett, S. G. ;
CORP Author OMNI Environmental Services, Inc., Beaverton, OR.;New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, Albany.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.;Department of Energy, Washington, DC.;CONEG Policy Research Center, Inc., Washington, DC.
Publisher Oct 90
Year Published 1990
Report Number EPA/600/7-90/019A;
Stock Number PB91-125641
Additional Subjects Stoves ; Air pollution control ; Particles ; Air pollution abatement ; Houses ; Performance evaluation ; Design criteria ; Graphs(Charts) ; Quality assurance ; Space heating ; Environmental engineering ; Catalysis ; Trends ; Wood burning appliances ; Air pollution standards ; Technology utilization ; Glens Falls(New York) ; Standards compliance ; Air pollution sampling
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB91-125641 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 03/04/1991
Collation 88p
The report gives results of an evaluation of particulate emission trends for three models of catalytic and two models of non-catalytic woodstoves under 'in-home' burning conditions during the 1988-89 heating season in Glens Falls, NY. The results (averaging 9.4 g/h and 9.4 g/kg) showed about a 55% reduction in emissions compared to conventional woodstoves and demonstrate that the emissions performance of new woodstove technologies has improved compared to that of stoves in earlier field studies. Emissions for the non-catalytic stoves were about 50-55% and for the best performing catalytic stove about 80% lower than the conventional wood-stoves. Two of the catalytic models displayed elevated emissions; in one, a significant degradation trend developed; and in the other, emissions were elevated throughout the test period. Leaky bypass systems appear to be a major cause, as well as catalyst deterioration resulting from lack of flame shielding and inadequate air/fuel mixing. Field emissions exceed laboratory certification values on average by 2.5 times, but the ratio varies considerably among the stove models. Causes of these discrepancies include quality control problems with tolerances in production stoves, emissions deterioration over time, and inadequacies in stove design introduced as the result of attempts to design stoves for conditions other than met in the field.