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Main Title Catalytic combustion : a pollution-free means of energy conversion? /
Author Thompson, R. E.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Pershing, D. W.,
Berkau, E. E.,
Pershin, D. W.
Berka, E. E.
CORP Author National Environmental Research Center, Research Triangle Park, N.C. Control Systems Lab.
Publisher National Environmental Research Center, Office of Research and Development, U. S. Environmental Protection Agency ; reproduced by National Technical Information Service : U. S. Dept. of Commerce,
Year Published 1973
Report Number EPA-650/2-73-018; TP363.T45
Stock Number PB-223 002
OCLC Number 1013433585
Subjects Heating ; Combustion ; Catalysis ; Air--Pollution ; Dwellings--Heating and ventilation
Additional Subjects ( Combustion products ; Catalysis) ; ( Space heating ; ( Air pollution ; Hydrocarbons ; Carbon monoxide ; Nitrogen oxides ; Catalysts ; Fuel consumption ; Tests ; Air pollution control
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EJBD  EPA 650-2-73-018 c.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 05/23/2014
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 650-2-73-018 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
NTIS  PB-223 002 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation vii, 51 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
The report gives results of a study of the potential of catalytic combustion for pollution-free domestic heating applications. Nine of the 14 commercially available catalytic heaters tested operated on propane; the other five, on lead-free gasoline. Substrate thickness, catalyst type and concentration, and fuel rate were examined. Hydrocarbon emissions could not be reduced to levels now possible with conventional domestic heating units; however, NOx emissions were very low from nearly all heaters. In the controlled testing, substrate thickness and catalyst treatment had little effect on HC emissions. Some units produced very high levels of CO which the performance of other units and controlled testing showed to be preventable. Because of the high HC emissions, more research is necessary before catalytic heating can be considered a viable domestic heating alternative. (Modified author abstract)
"EPA-650/2-73-018." "PB-223 002." Bibliography: pages 39-40.