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Main Title Residential wood combustion study, task 1 ambient air quality impact analysis : final report /
Author Core, J. E. ; Cooper, J. A. ; DeCesar, R. T. ; Houck, J. E.
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Author Title of a Work
Core, John E.
CORP Author Green (Del) Associates, Inc., Woodburn, OR. Environmental Technology Div. ;NEA, Inc., Beaverton, OR.;Environmental Protection Agency, Seattle, WA. Region X.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1984
Report Number EPA-910-9-82-089A; EPA-68-02-3566
Stock Number PB84-170570
OCLC Number 33029517
Subjects Stoves, Wood ; Fuelwood--Environmental aspects--United States ; Air quality management
Additional Subjects Wood ; Residential buildings ; Air pollution ; Firewood ; Combustion products ; Heating systems ; Aromatic polycyclic hydrocarbons ; Sampling ; Stoves ; Concentration(Composition) ; Sites ; Trace elements ; Particles ; Sources ; Chemical analysis ; Carbon 14 ; Air quality ; Pacific northwest region(United States) ; Air pollution sampling ; Air pollution detection ; Wood burning furnaces ; Chemical mass balance ; Wood stoves
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ESAD  EPA-910-9-82-089A 2 copies Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 06/07/2016
NTIS  PB84-170570 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 49 p. in various pagings : ill. 28 cm.
The ambient air quality impact of Residential Wood Combustion (RWC) emissions in eight Pacific Northwest cities was studied during the 1980-81 space heating season. Seventy-seven worst case fine particle ambient samples collected in Seattle, Spokane, Yakima, Tacoma and Longview, Washington; Boise, Idaho; Portland and Medford, Oregon were selected and analyzed for Polynuclear Aromatic Hydrocarbon compounds, 35 trace elements and carbon. The impact of RWC and other sources was determined by Chemical Mass Balance (CMB) calculation and validated against independent carbon-14 measurement. This document describes the project design, methodology and results of the RWC impact monitoring program. The findings of this task form the basis for projections of future RWC impacts discussed under task 2A (PB84-170596) of this series. They also provide the first comprehensive survey of RWC impacts within Pacific Northwest communities during a period likely to be typical of maximum RWC emissions. Appendices from this task are contained in Report PB84-170588.
PB84-170570. EPA contract no. 68-02-3566.