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Main Title Study of effectiveness of a catalytic combustion device on a wood burning appliance. {MICROFICHE}
Author Allen, J.M. ; Piispanen, W. H. ; Cooke, M.
CORP Author Battelle Columbus Labs., OH.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Publisher Battelle Columbus Labs for US Environmental Protection Agency
Year Published 1984
Report Number EPA-68-02-3169; EPA-600/7-84-046
Stock Number PB84-171545
Subjects Wood burning appliance ; Catalytic combustion device
Additional Subjects Catalytic converters ; Air pollution control equipment ; Performance evaluation ; Stoves ; Catalysis ; Aromatic-polycyclic hydrocarbons ; Gas analysis ; Sampling ; Chemical analysis ; Gas chromatography ; Mass spectroscopy ; Nitrogen oxides ; Wood burning appliances ; Air pollution detection ; Air pollution sampling ; Volatile organic compounds
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NTIS  PB84-171545 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation 47 p.; 29 cm.
Abstract
The report gives results of operating a wood stove, incorporating a catalytic combustor, while burning air-dried oak at low burning rates. Gas composition was measured continuously both at the entrance of the catalyst (after the gases had left the burning wood) and at the exit of the stove (after the gases had traversed the catalyst). These continuous monitors showed a reduction of about 3:1 in volatile hydrocarbons measured by a flame ionization detector, and a comparable reduction in carbon monoxide. These monitors showed no significant corresponding reduction when the active catalyst was replaced with an identical ceramic element, but without the noble metal coating. Grab samples collected from the flue gas early during the wood burning cycle, analyzed by direct gas-phase MS and GC, confirmed the lower concentrations of volatile combustible species when the active catalyst was used. Integrated samples of flue gas collected throughout the test burn were analyzed for less volatile organic species and PAH species. These analyses indicated that the catalyst was less effective in reducing these species, including particulate collected on a hot filter and high molecular weight species such as BaP.
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"EPA 600/7-84-046".