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Main Title Selected Organic Pollutant Emissions from Unvented Kerosene Heaters.
Author Traynor, G. W. ; Apte, M. G. ; Sokol, H. A. ; Tucker, W. G. ; Mumford., J. L. ;
CORP Author Lawrence Berkeley Lab., CA. Applied Science Div. ;Battelle Columbus Labs., OH.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.;Department of Energy, Washington, DC.
Publisher c1990
Year Published 1990
Report Number DE-AC03-76FS00098; EPA/600/J-90/227;
Stock Number PB91-117119
Additional Subjects Space heaters ; Kerosene ; Organic compounds ; Combustion products ; Aromatic polycyclic hydrocarbons ; Chemical analysis ; Concentration(Composition) ; Experimental design ; Naphthalenes ; Ketona ; Alcohols ; Gas chromatography ; Mass spectroscopy ; Benzenes ; Phthalates ; Aliphatic hydrocarbons ; Reprints ; Air pollution detection ; Air pollution sampling ; Indoor air pollution ; Mass balance
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NTIS  PB91-117119 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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The paper gives results of an exploratory study to assess the semivolatile and nonvolatile organic-pollutant emission rates from unvented kerosene space heaters. A well-tuned radiant heater and a maltuned convective heater were tested for semivolatile and nonvolatile organic pollutant emissions. Each heater was operated in a 27 cu m chamber with a prescribed on/off pattern. Organic compounds were collected on Teflon-impregnated glass-fiber filters backed by XAD-2 resin and analyzed by gas chromatography/mass spectrometry. Pollutant source strengths were calculated using a mass-balance equation. The results show that kerosene heaters can emit polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs); nitrated PAHs; alkyl benzenes; phthalates; hydronaphthalenes; aliphatic hydrocarbons, alcohols, and ketones; and other organic compounds, some of which are known mutagens. (Copyright (c) 1990 by the American Chemical Society.)