||Emissions of polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons from the open burning of household waste in barrels /
Lutes, Christopher C. ;
Lemieux, P. M. ;
Abbott, J. A. ;
Aldous, K. M.
||ARCADIS Geraghty and Miller, Inc., Research Triangle Park, NC. ;New York State Dept. of Health, Albany. ;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air Pollution Prevention and Control Div.
|| U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, air Pollution and Control Division, National Exposure Research Laboratory,
Household wastes ;
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons ;
Combustion products ;
Toxic substances ;
Combustion kinetics ;
Air pollution monitoring ;
Open burning ;
Volatile organic compounds ;
Semivolatile organic compounds
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||16 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
The paper discusses emissions of polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) from the open burning of household waste in barrels. Using a waste mixture designed to simulate waste generated by an avid cycler and a non-cycler, the emissions of volatile and semivolatile organic compounds, metals, acid gases, and respirable particulates were measured from a 55-gal. (208-L) burn barrel at EPA's open burning test facility. Total measured PAH emissions ranged from 24 (avid recycler) to 82 mg/kg (non-recycler) of a waste burned. This study provides important data on a potentially significant source of emissions of air toxics.
"Paper to be presented at 13th Annual International Symposium on the Measurement of Toxic and Related air Pollutants, Cary, NC, September 1-3, 1998." "EPA/600/A-98/114." "PB99-102238." Microfiche.