Record Display for the EPA National Library Catalog
RECORD NUMBER: 30 OF 265
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Comparison of Emissions and Organic Fingerprints from Combustion of Oil and Wood.|
|Author||Steiber, R. S. ; McCrillis, R. C. ;|
|CORP Author||Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.|
|Additional Subjects||Air pollution sampling ; Wood burning appliances ; Oil furnaces ; Combustion products ; Identification systems ; Molecular structure ; Stoves ; Chemical properties ; Space heating ; Comparison ; Residential buildings ; Particles ; Concentration(Composition) ; Combustion efficiency ; Soot ; Performance evaluation ; Organic compounds ; Emission inventories ; Integrated Air Cancer Project|
The paper presents data from an Integrated Air Cancer Project (IACP) pilot study on the total carbon, organics, and particulate emissions from oil furnaces with both gun-type and retention head burners. The data are compared to results of a similar IACP study on woodstoves conducted in Boise, Idaho, in the winter of 1986-87. The comparison shows that woodstoves produce a richer stew of organic materials and particulates, but that oil furnaces emit more soot. In addition, the chemical structures of wood and oil are discussed, and GC/MS data are presented showing how these structures result in a characteristic fingerprint when these fuels are burned.