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Main Title Analysis of Emissions from Residential Natural Gas Furnaces.
Author Ryan, J. V. ; McCrillis, R. C. ;
CORP Author Acurex Environmental Corp., Research Triangle Park, NC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
Publisher Jun 94
Year Published 1994
Report Number EPA-68-DO-0141; EPA/600/A-94/140;
Stock Number PB94-189669
Additional Subjects Residential buildings ; Gas furnaces ; Air pollution control ; Natural gas ; Carbon monoxide ; Hydrocarbons ; Design criteria ; Aldehydes ; Volatile organic compounds ; Particulates ; Performance evaluation ; Comparison ; Emission factors ; Oil furnaces
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB94-189669 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 17p
The report includes emissions data from residential natural-gas furnaces and compares selected data to emissions data from residential oil furnaces and wood-stoves. Natural-gas furnace emissions data are given for carbon monoxide (CO), unburned hydrocarbons, aldehydes, volatile and semivolatile organic compounds (including mono- and polyaromatic hydrocarbons), total particulate, and total extractable organics. Natural-gas furnace combustion emissions were collected in a laboratory setting under simulated residential conditions and usage. The study was part of the Integrated Air Cancer Project, a multidisciplinary, cross-EPA laboratory effort to apportion sources of mutagenicity in ambient emissions. Both high and low efficiency gas furnaces were tested. The results indicate that significant levels of CO, unburned hydrocarbons, aromatic volatile organic compounds, and aldehydes can be emitted. Based on emission factors relative to thermal input, residential natural-gas emissions are at least a factor of 10 to 100 less than comparable emissions from residential oil furnaces and woodstoves.