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Main Title Comparison of measurement techniques for quantifying selected organic emissions from kerosene space heaters.{microfiche} / : final report
Author Traynor, G. W. ; Apte, M. G. ; Sokol, H. A. ; Chuang, J. C.
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Apte, M. G.
Sokol, H. A.
Chuang, J. C.
CORP Author Lawrence Berkeley Lab., CA. Indoor Environment Program. ;Battelle Columbus Labs., OH.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.;Department of Energy, Washington, DC.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Energy Engineering Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1990
Report Number DE-AC03-76SF00098; EPA/600/7-90/006
Stock Number PB90-187022
Additional Subjects Space heaters ; Kerosene ; Organic compounds ; Combustion products ; Gas analysis ; Test chambers ; Comparison ; Heating fuels ; Gas chromatography ; Mass spectroscopy ; Tables(Data) ; Assessments ; Aromatic polycyclic hydrocarbons ; Mutagens ; Concentration(Composition) ; Indoor air pollution ; Air pollution sampling ; Air pollution detection ; Mass balance ; Environmental monitoring ; Fume hoods
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NTIS  PB90-187022 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
The report gives results of a comparison of the hood and chamber techniques for quantifying pollutant emission rates from unvented combustion appliances, and an assessment of the semivolatile and nonvolatile organic-compound emissions from unvented kerosene space heaters. In general, the techniques yielded similar emission-rate results for CO, NO, and NO2. However, when differences were observed, it was concluded that the chamber-technique value was more realistic because it allows the oxygen level supplied to the appliance to decrease as it would in residences. A well-tuned radiant heater and a maltuned convective heater were tested for semivolatile and nonvolatile organic pollutant emissions. Each heater was operated in a 27 cu m chamber with a prescribed on/off pattern. Organic compounds were collected and analyzed. Pollutant source strengths were calculated using a mass-balance equation. The results show that kerosene heaters can emit polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs); nitrated PAHs; alkyl benzenes; pentachlorphenol; phthalates; hydronaphthalenes; aliphatic hydrocarbons, alcohols, and ketones; and other organic compounds, some of which are known mutagens.
EPA project officer, James B. White. "February 1990." "EPA/600/7-90/006."