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Main Title Emissions from residential and small commercial stoker-coal-fired boilers under smokeless operations /
Author Giammar, Robert D. ; Engdahl, Richard B. ; Barrett., Richard E.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Engdahl, Richard B.,
Barrett, Richard E.,
CORP Author Battelle Columbus Labs., Ohio.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, N.C.
Publisher Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development ; For sale by the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1976
Report Number EPA 600-7-76-029; EPA-68-02-1848
Stock Number PB-263 891
OCLC Number 02907514
ISBN pbk.
Subjects Air--Pollution--United States ; Furnaces--Fuel consumption
Additional Subjects Air pollution control ; Boilers ; Assessments ; Bituminous coal ; Stokers ; Combustion products ; Coal ; Space heaters ; Smoke ; Experimental design ; Cost analysis ; Economics ; Efficiency ; Performance evaluation ; Anthracite ; Particles ; Design criteria ; Coal preparation ; Concentration(Composition) ; Utilization ; Flue gases ; Sampling ; Modifications ; Residental location
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EKBD  EPA-600/7-76-029 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 09/25/1998
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-7-76-029 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ESAD  EPA 600-7-76-029 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-263 891 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation vi, 78 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
The report gives results of a technical assessment of the advisability of increased use of stoker coal for residential and small commercial space heaters. The assessment was based on: (1) an experimental laboratory study (major emphasis) to evaluate emissions from a 20-hp (200 kw) boiler firing anthracite, Western subbituminous, processed lignite char (smokeless coal), and high and low volatile bituminous coals (pollutants of major interest were smoke, particulate, and POM); (2) a survey to identify manufacturers and designs of currently marketed stokers; and (3) a survey to identify processes for the manufacture of smokeless coals and to evaluate the suitability of these fuels for stoker firing. The experimental investigation indicated that smokeless operation of a small stoker could be achieved for the coals evaluated (coals generating the highest smoke levels generated the highest particulate and POM levels). Coals with the highest volatile matter and the highest free swelling index had the highest levels of these emissions. It also indicated that a potential exists to reduce emissions both by minor modifications in the stoker design and operation, and by use of processed or treated coals. Even these emission levels would be considerably higher than those from equivalent oil- and gas-fired systems.
"EPA 600-7-76-029." "October 1976." Cover title. Prepared by Battelle-Columbus Laboratories, Columbus, Ohio, under contract no. 68-02-1848, program element no. EHE624. Chiefly tables. Includes appendices. Includes bibliographical references (pages 76-77).