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Main Title Effects of burn rate, wood species, moisture content, and weight of wood loaded on woodstove emissions /
Author Leese, K. E. ; Harkins, S. M.
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Author Title of a Work
Harkins, Scott M.
CORP Author Research Triangle Inst., Research Triangle Park, NC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Energy Engineering Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1989
Report Number EPA/600/2-89/025; EPA-68-02-3992
Stock Number PB89-196828
Subjects Stoves, Wood--Environmental aspects--United States ; Thermal diffusivity
Additional Subjects Combustion ; Wood ; Air pollution ; Stoves ; Carbon monoxide ; Carbon dioxide ; Particles ; Organic compounds ; Bioassay ; Aromatic polycyclic hydrocarbons ; Metals ; Burning rate ; Mutagens ; Oak wood ; Pine wood ; Tables(Data) ; Wood stoves
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB89-196828 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 400 pages ; 28 cm
The report gives results of tests of four woodstove operating parameters (burn rate, wood moisture, wood load, and wood species) at two levels each using a half factorial experimental test design to determine statistically significant effects on the emission components CO, CO2, particulate matter, total extractable organics (TEOs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), C1-C7 hydrocarbons, metals, and the Ames plate incorporation bioassay mutagenic potential. Results showed that increasing burn rate lowered CO, particulate matter, TEO, and C1-C7 hydrocarbon emission rates. Increasing burn rate raised emission rates of individual PAHs and several metals, and also the mutagenic potential of the emissions. All of these effects were significant at the 90% or better confidence interval. At the 90% or better confidence interval, reducing wood moisture increased the particulate emission factor, while concentrations of several PAHs in the stack gas were lowered. Changing from pine to oak increased K emissions at the 90% confidence interval.
Caption title. Distributed to depository libraries in microfiche. "May 1989." "EPA/600/2-89/025." "Robert C. McCrillis, AEERL project officer." Microfiche.