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Main Title Characterization of emissions from the combustion of wood and alternative fuels in a residential woodstove : final report /
Author Truesdale, R. S. ; Mack, K. L. ; White, J. B. ; Leese, K. E. ; Cleland, J. G.
CORP Author Research Triangle Inst., Research Triangle Park, NC.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Publisher GPO,
Year Published 1984
Report Number EPA-600/7-84-094; RTI/1914-39-01F; EPA-68-02-3170
Stock Number PB85-105336
OCLC Number 52520772
Subjects Stoves, Wood ; Flue gases
Additional Subjects Air pollution control ; Residential buildings ; Wood ; Wood wastes ; Stoves ; Combustion products ; Sulfur dioxide ; Particles ; Nitrogen oxides ; Bioassays ; Mutagens ; Toxicity ; Aromatic polycyclic hydrocarbons ; Public health ; Alternate fuels ; Wood burning furnaces
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ESAD  EPA 600-7-84-094 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 02/22/2019
NTIS  PB85-105336 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 143 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
The report gives results of a comparison of emissions from the combustion of alternative fuels to those from wood in a residential woodstove, and of a study of the effects of woodstove operating parameters on combustion emissions. Overall, oak wood is the best fuel tested, considering both emissions and stove operation. Compressed wood logs with binders and bituminous coal produce the highest emissions of SO2, particulate, and NOx. Compressed wood logs without binders and treated lumber produce the highest PAH emissions. Important parameters affecting CO emission levels are fuel structure and, to a lesser degree, combustion air flow. SO2 emission levels are related directly to fuel sulfur content. NOx emissions are controlled by fuel nitrogen content and combustion air flow rate. Organic emissions are affected by fuel consumption rate, fuel structure, and the amount of air through the stove. Total discharge severities for PAHs measured during this study indicate that PAHs are the pollutants of highest concern in the flue gas effluent stream. PAH formation is affected by combustion air flow, firebox temperature, and fuel structure. Bioassay results indicate the presence of both mutagens and promutagens in the organic extracts of flue gas samples from both wood and coal combustion tests.
"EPA/600/7-84/094." "September 1984." "EPA Contract No. 68-02-3170-39." "Final task; 2/81 - 3/84." Photocopy.