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Main Title Fine particle emissions from residual fuel oil combustion : characterization and mechanisms of formation /
Author Linak, W. P. ; Miller, C. A. ; Wendt, J. O. L.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Miller, Andrew C.
Wendt, Jost O. L.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air Pollution Prevention and Control Div. ;Arizona Univ., Tucson. Dept. of Chemical and Environmental Engineering.
Publisher [U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Air Pollution Prevention and Control Division],
Year Published 1999
Stock Number PB99-163131
Subjects Fuel Oils--toxicity. ; Air Pollutants. ; Fuel Oils--adverse effects.
Additional Subjects Particulates ; Fuel oils ; Combustion products ; Air pollution sampling ; Fire tube boilers ; Combustors ; Industrial furnaces ; Residual fuels ; Ashes ; Particle size distribution ; Emissions ; Char ; Combustion efficiency ; Burning ; Emission factors ; Combustion products
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB99-163131 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation 44 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
The characteristics of particulate matter (PM) emitted from residual fuel oil combustion in two different types of combustion equipment were compared. A small commercial 732 kW rated fire-tube boiler yielded a weakly bimodal particulate size distribution (PSD) with over 99% of the mass contained in a broad coarse mode, and only a small fraction of the mass in an accumulation mode consistent with ash vaporization. Larger scale utility units firing residual oil were simulated using an 82 kW laboratory refractory-lined furnace. PM emissions from this unit were in good agreement with published data data including published emission factors. These data indicated that the refractory-lined combustor produced lower total but greater fine particulate emissions, as evident from a single unimodal PSD centered approximately around 0.1 micrometers diameter. These results have particular significance in considering the effects of fuel oil combustion equipment type on the characteristic attributes of the fine PM emitted into the atmosphere, and their ensuing health effects.
"Prepared for presentation at 5th International Conference on Technologies and Combustion for a Clean Environment, July 12-15, 1999, Lisbon, Portugal. Includes bibliographical references. Microfiche.