||Fine Particle Emissions from Residual Fuel Oil Combustion: Characterization and Mechanisms of Formation.
Linak, W. P. ;
Miller, C. A. ;
Wendt, J. O. ;
||Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. National Risk Management Research Lab.
||4 Aug 2000
Fuel oil ;
Particle size ;
Component reports ;
Pm(Particulate matter) ;
Psd(Particulate size distribution)
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||The characteristics of particulate matter (PM) emitted from residual fuel oil combustion in two types of combustion equipment were compared. A small commercial 732 kW rated fire-tube boiler yielded a weakly bimodal particulate size distribution (PSD) with over 99% of the mass contained in a broad coarse mode and only a small fraction of the mass in an accumulation mode consistent with ash vaporization. Bulk samples collected and classified by a cyclone indicate that 30% to 40% of the total particulate emissions were less than 2.5mum aerodynamic diameter (PM2.5). The coarse mode PM was rich in char, indicating relatively poor carbon burnout, although calculated combustion efficiencies exceeded 99%. This characteristic behavior is typical of small fire-tube boilers. Larger, utility-scale units firing residual oil were simulated using an 82 kW rated laboratory-scale refractory-lined combustor. Particulate matter emissions from this unit were in good agreement with published data including published emission factors. These data indicated that the refractory-lined combustor produced less total but more fine particulate emissions, as evident from a single unimodal PSD centered at.
||See also ADM001790. Pres. at Proceedings of the Combustion Institute held in Edinburgh, Scotland on 30 July-4 August 2000. Pub. in Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, v28 p2651-2658, 2000.
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