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Main Title Estimation of emissions from charcoal lighter fluid and review of alternatives /
Author Campbell, Darcy L. ; Stockton, M. B.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Stockton, Margie B.
CORP Author Radian Corp., Research Triangle Park, NC. Progress Center.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
Publisher Radian Corp.,
Year Published 1990
Report Number EPA/600/2-90/003; DCN-89-239-004-80-09; EPA-68-02-4286
Stock Number PB90-186313
Subjects Air--Pollution. ; Charcoal--Combustion.
Additional Subjects Combustion products ; Naphthas ; Air pollution control ; Air pollution abatement ; Substitutes ; Reviews ; Charcoal ; Evaporation ; Grilles ; Concentration(Composition) ; Ignition ; Ozone ; Petroleum products ; Fugitive emissions ; Volatile organic compounds ; Lighter fluid ; Air pollution sampling ; Source reduction ; US EPA ; Air quality ; Consumer products
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB90-186313 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 01/01/1988
Collation iv, 33 pages : illustrations
The report gives results of an evaluation of emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from charcoal lighter fluid, a consumer product consisting entirely of volatile constituents. An estimated 46,250 tons (42,000 Mg) of charcoal lighter fluid is used in the U.S. each year. VOCs contribute to the formation of ozone; therefore, the ozone nonattainment issue has focused attention on VOCs emitted from many sources. VOCs are emitted when charcoal lighter fluid is used, but these emissions are difficult to quantify. Evaporative VOC losses occur from the lighter fluid prior to ignition, and combustion VOC losses occur from burning lighter-fluid-soaked charcoal briquettes. The study evaluates tests conducted to date on charcoal lighter fluid emissions. The information is most complete for evaporative VOC losses. The estimates vary greatly, however, based on the length of time between application of the lighter fluid and ignition. The limited tests conducted to date have not distinguished lighter fluid from charcoal briquette combustion emissions.
"January 1990." Includes bibliographical references (page 21) . Final report. Prepared for U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Air and Energy Engineering Research Laboratory. Microfiche.