||Nitrous Oxide Emissions from Fossil Fuel Combustion.
Linak, W. P. ;
McSorley, J. A. ;
Hall, R. E. ;
Ryan, J. V. ;
Wendt, J. O. L. ;
||Acurex Corp., Research Triangle Park, NC. ;Arizona Univ., Tucson. Dept. of Chemical Engineering.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
||EPA-68-02-4701 ;EPA-68-02-4285; EPA/600/J-90/393;
Nitrogen oxide(N2O) ;
Coal combustion ;
Air pollution ;
Air pollution control ;
Stationary sources ;
Fossil fuels ;
Laboratory tests ;
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||The role of coal combustion as a significant global source of nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions was reexamined through on-line emission measurements from six pulverized-coal-fired utility boilers and from laboratory and pilot-scale combustors. The full-scale utility boilers yielded direct N2O emission levels of less than 5 ppm. The sub-scale combustor test data were consistent with full-scale data, and also showed N2O emission levels not exceeding 5 ppm, although these levels increased slightly when various combustion modifications to lower NO emissions were employed. These on-line emission measurements are very different from previously published data. The discrepancy is shown to be due to a sampling artifact by which significant quantities of N2O can be produced in sample containers which have been used in establishing the prevously employed N2O data base. Consequently, it was concluded that N2O emissions bear no direct relationship to NO emissions from these combustion sources, and that the direct source of N2O is negligible. Other indirect routes for the conversion of NO into N2O outside the combustor and other combustion sources not examined by the study, however, cannot be ruled out. (Copyright (c) 1990 by the American Geophysical Union.)
||Pub. in Jnl. of Geophysical Research, v95 nD6 p7533-7541, 20 May 90. Prepared in cooperation with Arizona Univ., Tucson. Dept. of Chemical Engineering. Sponsored by Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
|NTIS Title Notes
||Reprint: Nitrous Oxide Emissions from Fossil Fuel Combustion.
||PC A03/MF A01