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Main Title U.S. EPA Biomass Fuel Analytical Laboratory.
Author Baskin, E. ; Lee, C. W. ; Natschke, D. F. ;
CORP Author Acurex Environmental Corp., Research Triangle Park, NC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air Pollution Prevention and Control Div.
Publisher Jan 97
Year Published 1997
Report Number EPA-68-D4-0005; EPA/600/A-98/019;
Stock Number PB98-140312
Additional Subjects Biomass conversion ; Combustion kinetics ; Refuse derived fuels ; Greenhouse gases ; Pyrolysis ; Emissions ; Combustion products ; Air pollution effects ; Global warming ; Greenhouse effect ; Thermogravimetry ; Thermoconductivity ; Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy ; Heat transfer ; Degradation ; Laboratory tests ;
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NTIS  PB98-140312 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 08/30/1998
Collation 12p
The paper describes the U.S. EPA's biomass fuel analytical laboratory at its Environmental Research Center in Research Triangle Park, NC. There is increasing interest in utlizing biomass-based fuels in thermal energy systems as an effective means for global warming remediation. The laboratory is examining biomass fuels and the variation in products of incomplete combustion (PICs) with combustion conditions. The objectives are to evaluate the kinetics of combustion and emission characteristics (e.g., structure and composition) of representative samples of relevant types of biomass fuels by studying (1) the local pyrolysis and combustion processes and products, and (2) the overall degradation rate as influenced by heat transmission. Biomass fuel samples will be examined by thermogravimetric analysis with an on-line Fourier transform infrared spectrometer (TGA-FTIR). EPA has built a prototype TGA, capable of handling a 100 g sample with 1 microgram resolution for this laboratory. This instrument is capable of heating the sample to 1200 C. Samples can be pyrolyzed and combusted sequentially by automated gas switching.