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Main Title Physical and chemical characterization of fine particulate from the combustion of residual fuel oil /
Author Miller, C. Andrew. ; Linak, W. P. ; Wendt, J. O. L.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Linak, William P.
Wendt, Jost O.L.
Dreher, Kevin.
CORP Author Arizona Univ., Tucson. Dept. of Chemical and Environmental Engineering.;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-98/135; EPA-68-D4-0005
Stock Number PB99-121477
Subjects Petroleum as fuel--Combustion ; Micropollutants ; Air--Pollution
Additional Subjects Particulates ; Fuel oils ; Combustion products ; Air pollution effects(Animals) ; Residual fuels ; Burning ; Combustion kinetics ; Metals ; Air pollution sampling ; Respiratory system diseases ; Boilers
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB99-121477 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 20 pages ; 28 cm
The paper gives results of research concerned with the characterization of particulate matter (PM) emissions from a practical boiler burning heaving fuel oils. The purpose is to identify hypothetical mechanisms that might relate both the combustion process and the fuel burned to the size-segrated characterization of the fine PM formed, and ultimately to its propensity to cause pulmonary injury. In this initial study, PM samples were taken from the stack of a commercial 732 kW (2.5 MBtu/hr) rated firetube boiler burning four different heavy fuel oils, including two grades and three sulfur contents. Submicron and supermicron particle size distributions (PSDs) were measured using an in-stack cascade impactor, a scanning mobility particle sizer, and an in-situ light scattering system. Size-classified bulk samples were also collected using a high volume dilution sampler. In addition to chemical and physical characterization, these samples were examined for pulmonary toxicity. Finally, EPA Method 5 (total PM) and Method 60 (metal analyses) samples were extracted and analyzed. Measured PSDs show evidence of a submicron accumulation mode between 0.07 and 0.08 micrometer in diameter.
"EPA/600/A-98/135." Caption title. "PB99-121477." Microfiche.