Science Inventory

SOURCE SAMPLING FINE PARTICULATE MATTER: WOOD-FIRED INDUSTRIAL BOILER

Citation:

Dayton, D. P. AND J. T. Bursey. SOURCE SAMPLING FINE PARTICULATE MATTER: WOOD-FIRED INDUSTRIAL BOILER. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, EPA-600/R-01/106 (NTIS PB2002-105739), 2001.

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The report provides a profile for a wood-fired industrial boiler equipped with a multistage electrostatic precipitator control device. Along with the profile of emissions of fine particulate matter of aerodynamic diameter of 2.5 micrometers or less (PM-2.5), data are also provided for gas-phase emissions of several organic compounds. Data are provided in a format suitable for inclusion in the EPA source profile database SPECIATE. A source-receptor model is a tool often used by states in apportioning ambient PM-2.5 to the sources. Such a model requires a knowledge of the PM-2.5 chemical composition of PM-2.5 collected at the receptor (ambient monitoring) sites. PM-2.5 has been implicated in adverse health effects, and a National Ambient Air Quality Standard for PM-2.5 was promulgated in July 1997 by the EPA. A national network of ambient monitoring stations has been established to assist states in determining areas that do not meet the ambient standard for PM-2.5. For such areas, it is important to determine the major sources of PM-2.5 so the states can devise and institute a control strategy to attain the ambient concentrations set by the standard.

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PROJECT SUMMARY

SOURCE SAMPLING FINE PARTICULATE MATTER: WOOD-FIRED INDUSTRIAL BOILER

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (PUBLISHED REPORT/REPORT)
Product Published Date: 12/11/2001
Record Last Revised: 08/10/2012
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 63486

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT RESEARCH LABORATORY

AIR POLLUTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL DIVISION

EMISSIONS CHARACTERIZATION AND PREVENTION BRANCH