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Main Title Analysis of residential coal stove emissions /
Author Cooke, M. ; Bresler, W. E. ; Iden, R. B. ; Hayes, T. L. ; Rogers, S. E.
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Bresler, W. E.
Iden, R. B.
Hayes, T. L.
CORP Author Battelle Columbus Div., OH.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1983
Report Number EPA/600/7-83/060; EPA-68-02-3169
Stock Number PB84-130442
Additional Subjects Residential buildings ; Stoves ; Air pollution control ; Space heaters ; Revisions ; Design criteria ; Combustion products ; Performance evaluation ; Gas analysis ; Chemical analysis ; Anthracite ; Bituminous coal ; Air pollution detection ; Coal stoves ; Wood stoves
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NTIS  PB84-130442 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 35 pages ; 28 cm
The report gives results of an evaluation, in cooperation with the State of Vermont's Agency of Environmental Conservation, of emissions generated by anthracite and bituminous coal used for residential heating. A residential coal stove was operated with both coals, while comparing high and low burn rate operations. A second stove, a commercial stove designed for wood burning but modified by the manufacturer for coal, was also tested with both coals. Combustion gases were collected by two techniques: evacuated glass bulbs and a Modified Method 5 sampling train. Volatile species were analyzed by direct gas mass spectrometry and by gas chromatography using selective detectors. Polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) were analyzed by high resolution gas chromatography/mass spectrometry. High levels of particulates, total organics, and sulfur dioxide were found in the emissions from bituminous coal combustion in a residential coal stove. High PAH emissions were found with both bituminous and anthracite combustion. The stove converted from wood to coal burning proved to be highly polluting, especially when used with bituminous coal.
"December 1983." "Final report." Microfiche.