||Characterization of Air Pollutants Emitted from a Simulated Scrap Tire Fire.
Lemieux, P. M. ;
Ryan, J. V. ;
||Acurex Environmental Corp., Research Triangle Park, NC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
Air pollution sampling ;
Tire fires ;
Combustion products ;
Organic compounds ;
Tire materials ;
PIC(Products of Incomplete Combustion)
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The paper describes a small-scale combustion study that was designed to collect, identify, and quantify the products emitted during the simulated open combustion of scrap tires. During the study, it was found that total estimated emissions of semivolatile organics ranged from 10 to 50 g/kg of tire material burned. Alkyl-substituted mono- and polyaromatic hydrocarbons were the predominant emission products identified. Elevated levels of zinc and lead were also measured. (Copyright (c) 1993 Air and Waste Management Association.)