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Main Title Characterization of population and usage of unvented kerosene space heaters
Author Barnes, J. ; Holland, P. ; Mihlmester, P.
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Author Title of a Work
Holland, P.
Mihlmester, P.
CORP Author Applied Management Sciences, Inc., Oak Ridge, TN.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Energy Engineering Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1990
Report Number EPA-68-02-4284; EPA/600/7-90/004
Stock Number PB90-155573
Subjects Kerosene heaters ; Indoor air pollution ; Space heaters
Additional Subjects Space heaters ; Kerosene ; Exhaust gases ; Air pollution abatement ; Combustion ; Combustion products ; Marketing ; Buildings ; Ventilation ; Indoor air pollution ; Air quality ; US EPA
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NTIS  PB90-155573 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation 3 p. ; 30 cm.
The report gives results of a study of the market penetration of unvented kerosene space heaters (UKSHs) in the residential sector. The study was aimed at gathering baseline information to help assess the magnitude and potential severity of a problem involving emissions from unvented appliances, one of a number of synergistic factors affecting indoor air quality. UKSHs can be a significant source of such emissions. UKSH usage patterns were also investigated. Annual sales of UKSHs are estimated at 825,000 units. Leading brands include convective units marketed by Toyotomi USA (kero-Sun) and Corona USA. Some units contain built-in catalytic filters for odor control. Add-on catalytic filters are available from at least one manufacturer. It is believed that 15-17 million portable UKSHs have been sold in the U.S. since the early 1970s. However, it is estimated that, in the 1986-87 heating season, there were only about 7 million units in use. About half of these units are in the South. Depending on whether UKSHs are used as primary or secondary heating sources, they may be used anywhere from 1 to 17 hours a day. Eighty percent of UKSHs are used in multi-family dwellings and mobile homes.
"EPA/600/7-90/004." "Jan 1990."