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Main Title Emissions of organic air toxics from open burning annual performance measure 90 goal 1 clean air / [electronic resource] :
Author Lemieux, Paul M.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. National Risk Management Research Lab.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Research and Development.
Publisher United States Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, National Risk Management Research Laboratory,
Year Published 2002
Report Number EPA-600/R-02/076
Stock Number PB2004-106605
Subjects Refuse and refuse disposal, Rural. ; Organic compounds.
Additional Subjects Open burning ; Emissions ; Air pollution ; Toxic hazards ; Biomass ; Liquid fuels ; Fuels ; Pollutants ; Combustion products ; Organic air toxics
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NTIS  PB2004-106605 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 07/12/2006
Collation 1 online resource ([62] p.) : ill., charts, digital, PDF file.
Emissions from open burning, on a mass pollutant per mass fuel (emission factor) basis, are greater than those from well controlled combustion sources. Some types of open burning (e.g., biomass) are large sources on a global scale in comparison to other broad classes of sources (e.g., mobile and industrial sources). A detailed literature search was performed to collect and collate available data reporting emissions of organic air toxics from open burning sources. Availability of data varied according to the source and the class of air toxics of interest. Volatile organic compound (VOC) and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) data were available for many of the sources. Non-PAH semivolatile organic compound (SVOC) data were available for several sources. Carbonyl and polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and polychlorinated dibenzofuran (PCDD/F) data were available for only a few sources. There were several sources for which no emissions data were available at all. Several observations were made including: Biomass open burning sources typically emitted less VOCs than open burning sources with anthropogenic fuels on a mass emitted per mass burned basis, particularly those where polymers were concerned. Biomass open burning sources typically emitted less SVOCs and PAHs than anthropogenic sources on a mass emitted per mass burned basis. Burning pools of crude oil and diesel fuel produced significant amounts of PAHs relative to other types of open burning. PAH emissions were highest when combustion of polymers was taking place. Based on very limited data, biomass open burning sources typically produced higher levels of carbonyls than anthropogenic sources on a mass emitted per mass burned basis, probably due to oxygenated structures resulting from thermal decomposition of cellulose.
Title from title screen (viewed on Feb. 18, 2011). "EPA 600/R-02/076." "October 2002." "Prepared by National Risk Management Laboratory, Research Triangle Park, N.C."--Cover. Includes bibliographical references.