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Main Title Effects of fuel additives on air pollutant emissions from distillate-oil-fired furnaces /
Author Martin, G. B.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Pershing, D. W.
Berkau, E. E.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Air Programs,
Year Published 1971
Report Number EPA-AP-87
Stock Number PB-202 256
OCLC Number 00209182
Subjects Petroleum as fuel--Additives ; Air--Pollution ; Oil burners
Additional Subjects ( Air pollution ; Combustion products) ; ( Fuel additives ; Air pollution) ; ( Fuel oil ; Fuel additives) ; ( Furnaces ; Air pollution) ; Particles ; Nitrogen oxides ; Oil burners ; Tests ; Evaluation ; Air pollution control
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EJBD  EPA AP-87 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 03/27/2017
EKBD  EPA-AP-87 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 07/18/1997
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA AP-87 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD  EPA AP-87 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 08/03/2007
ESAD  AP-87 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-202 256 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation v, 86 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
The available literature was surveyed, and samples of all known additives procured. Each additive was analyzed for elemental composition to provide a basis for testing. A standard screening procedure was established to test the effect of each additive on emissions from fuel oil combustion. Screening tests were carried out on all distillate soluble additives. The most promising additives were then subjected to a rigorous examination. Fuel additives are not a promising way of reducing air pollution from distillate oil combustion. A majority of the additives tested had no beneficial effects on air pollutant emissions; in fact, some additives even increased total particulate and NO(X) emissions. Several of the metal-containing additives, e.g., Ferrocene, CI-2, and Fuelco SO3, reduced total particulate emissions; however, the unknown toxicity of new emissions they create makes their use questionable. Further, there is evidence that for distillate oils, burner modifications are a more suitable route to air pollution control. (Author)
Includes bibliographical references (pages 85-86).