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Main Title Estimation of emissions from charcoal lighter fluid and review of alternatives : final report /
Author Campbell, Darch L. ; Campbell, Darcy L. ; Stockton, M. B.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Stockton, Margie B.
CORP Author Radian Corp., Research Triangle Park, NC. Progress Center.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
Publisher Radian Corp.,
Year Published 1990
Report Number EPA-600/2-90-003; 68-02-4286; DCN-89-239-004-80-09; EPA-68-02-4286; PB90186313
Stock Number PB90-186313
OCLC Number 30825051
Subjects Pollution ; Organic compounds
Additional Subjects Combustion products ; Naphthas ; Air pollution control ; Air pollution abatement ; Substitutes ; Reviews ; Charcoal ; Evaporation ; Grilles ; Concentration(Composition) ; Ignition ; Ozone ; Petroleum products ; Fugitive emissions ; Volatile organic compounds ; Lighter fluid ; Air pollution sampling ; Source reduction ; US EPA ; Air quality ; Consumer products
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJED  EPA 600/2-90-003 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 03/26/1999
EKBD  EPA-600/2-90-003 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 07/21/2006
NTIS  PB90-186313 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation iv, 34 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm.
The report gives results of an evaluation of emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from charcoal lighter fluid, a consumer product consisting entirely of volatile constituents. An estimated 46,250 tons (42,000 Mg) of charcoal lighter fluid is used in the U.S. each year. VOCs contribute to the formation of ozone; therefore, the ozone nonattainment issue has focused attention on VOCs emitted from many sources. VOCs are emitted when charcoal lighter fluid is used, but these emissions are difficult to quantify. Evaporative VOC losses occur from the lighter fluid prior to ignition, and combustion VOC losses occur from burning lighter-fluid-soaked charcoal briquettes. The study evaluates tests conducted to date on charcoal lighter fluid emissions. The information is most complete for evaporative VOC losses. The estimates vary greatly, however, based on the length of time between application of the lighter fluid and ignition. The limited tests conducted to date have not distinguished lighter fluid from charcoal briquette combustion emissions.
Cover title: Research and development: estimation of emissions from charcoal lighter fluid and review of alternatives: final report. "January 1990." Includes bibliographical references (leaf 21). "EPA-600/2-90-003." "EPA Contract No. 68-02-4286, Work Assignment No. 80."