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Main Title Residential wood combustion technology review. Volume I /
Author Houck, James E. ; Tiegs, P. E.
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Houck, James E.
Tiegs, Paul E.
CORP Author OMNI Environmental Services, Inc., Beaverton, OR.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air Pollution Prevention and Control Div.
Publisher OMNI Environmental Services, Inc.,
Year Published 1998
Report Number EPA-600/R-98-174a
Stock Number PB99-122111
Subjects Stoves, Wood ; Air--Pollution
Additional Subjects Combustion products ; Wood burning appliances ; Residential buildings ; Stoves ; Fireplaces ; Space heating ; Wood burning furnaces ; Wood fuels ; Air heaters ; Space heaters ; Masonry ; Particulates ; Particles ; Emissions ; Cordwood
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NTIS  PB99-122111 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 1 volume (various pagings)
The report gives results of a review of the current state-of-the-art of residential wood combustion (RWC). The key environmental parameter of concern was the air emission of particles. The technological status of all major RWC categories--cordwood stoves, fireplaces, masonry heaters, pettel stoves, and wood-fired central heating furnaces--was reviewed. Advanced in technology achieved since the mid-1980s were the primary focus. Key findings of the review included: (1) the new source performance standard (NSPS) certification procedure only qualitatively predicts the level of emissions from wood heaters under actual use in homes; (2) woodstove durability varies with model, and a method to assess the durability problem is controversial; (3) nationally, the overwhelming majority of RWC air emissions are from noncertified devices (primarily from older noncertified woodstoves); (4) new technology appliances and fuels can reduce emissions significantly; (5) the International Organizatin for Standardization and EPA NSPS test procedures are quite dissimilar, and data generated by the two procedures would not be comparable; and (6) the effect of wood moisture and wood type on particulate emission appears to be real but less than an order of magnitude.
"December 1998." Final report. Prepared for Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Air Pollution Prevention and Control Division. Microfiche.