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Main Title Final report on control of emissions from residential wood burning by combustion modification /
Author Allen, John M. ; Cooke, W. Marcus
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Cooke, W. Marcus.
Hall, Robert E.
CORP Author Battelle Columbus Labs., OH.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Publisher Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1981
Report Number EPA-600/7-81-091; PB81-217655; EPA-68-02-2686
Stock Number PB81-217655
OCLC Number 54466402
Additional Subjects Air pollution control ; Wood ; Stores ; Combustion products ; Revisions ; Residential buildings ; Equipment ; Oxygen ; Carbon dioxide ; Carbon monoxide ; Nitrogen oxide(NO) ; Sulfur dioxide ; Hydrocarbons ; Design criteria ; Performance evaluation ; NTISEPAORD
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EKBD  EPA-600/7-81-091 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 02/27/2004
NTIS  PB81-217655 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation vi, 92 p. : ill., charts ; 28 cm.
The report describes an exploratory study of factors contributing to atmospheric emissions from residential wood-fired combustion equipment. Three commercial appliances were operated with both normal and modified designs, providing different burning modes: updraft with a grate, updraft with a hearth, crossdraft, downdraft, and a high-turbulence mode utilizing a forced-draft blower. Fuels were naturally dried commercial oak cordwood, commercial green pine cordwood, oven-dried fir brands, and naturally dried oak cut into reproducible triangles. Continuous measurements of stack gases included O2, CO2, CO, NO, SO2, and total hydrocarbons (FID) as an indication of the total organic species in the stack gases during batch type operation. Several combustion modification techniques were identified which have an appreciable effect on emission factors and, therefore, can be developed and applied to reduce emissions in consumer use. The more promising design modifications include: prevention of heating the inventory of wood within the stove but not yet actively burning, focusing the air supply into the primary burning area with high turbulence, and increasing the temperatures in the secondary burning regions of the appliances.
Project Officer: Robert E. Hall. Battelle Columbus Laboratories "May 1981." Final report. Includes bibliographical references (p. 66-67). "EPA-600/7-81-091"--Cover.