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Main Title Development of Emission Factors for Estimating Atmospheric Emissions from Forest Fires.
Author Yamat, George ;
CORP Author IIT Research Inst., Chicago, Ill.
Year Published 1973
Report Number EPA-68-02-0641; 450/3-73-009;
Stock Number PB-230 889
Additional Subjects Forest fires ; Air pollution ; Combustion products ; Estimating ; Sulfur oxides ; Nitrogen oxides ; Carbon monoxide ; Hydrocarbons ; Particles ; Regions ; Mathematical models ; Pyrolysis ; Fuels ; Estimates ; Emission factors
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NTIS  PB-230 889 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/23/1988
Collation 147p
Abstract
This report contains emission factors (weight of pollutant per acre burned) for estimating atmospheric emissions from forest fires (especially wildfires) for each of the ten U.S. Forest Service regions in the U.S. The pollutants considered are: total particulates, hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, and sulfur oxides. Data on acreage consumed by wildfires are used with the factors to estimate mass emissions for each region. The effects of such variables as terrain, density of vegetation coverage, type of vegetation, wind speed, and humidity are also discussed. Finally, proposed approaches to mathematically correlate these variables (via empirical and theoretical models) with both emission factors and mass emissions are presented.