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Main Title Air emissions from residential heating : the wood heating option put into environmental perspective /
Author Houck, James E. ; Tiegs, P. E. ; McCrillis, R. C. ; Keithley, C. ; Crouch, J.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Tiegs, Paul E.
McCrillis, Robert C.
Keithley, Carter.
Crouch, John.
CORP Author OMNI Environmental Services, Inc., Beaverton, OR. ;Hearth Products Association, Arlington, VA.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air Pollution Prevention and Control Div.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, National Risk Management Research Laboratory, Air Pollution Prevention and Control Division,
Year Published 1998
Report Number EPA/600/A-99/008; EPA-R-285NASX
Stock Number PB99-129934
OCLC Number 44513749
Additional Subjects Wood burning appliances ; Stoves ; Emissions ; Air pollution control ; Particulates ; Air pollution sources ; Burning ; Particles ; Space heating ; Emission factors ; Combustion products ; Combustion efficiency ; Air pollution monitoring ; Residential buildings
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ESAD  EPA 600-A-99-008 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/09/2001
NTIS  PB99-129934 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 14 pages ; 28 cm
The paper compares the national scale (rather than local) air quality impacts of the various residential space heating options. Specifically, it compares the relative contributions of the space heating options to fine particlate emissions, greenhouse gas emissions, and acid precipitation impacts. The major space heating energy options are natural gas, fuel oil, kerosene, liquiefied petroleum gas (LPG), electricity, coal, and wood. Residential wood combustion (RWC) meets 9% of the Nation's space heating energy needs and utilizes a renewable resource. Wood is burned regularly in about 30 million homes. Residential wood combution is often perceived as environmentally dirty due to emissions from older wood burners.
"EPA/600/A-99/008." Microfiche.