Combustion in Residential Fireplaces

Research studies on wood smoke and other air pollution.

Combustion in Residential Fireplaces

Postby Wilberforce » Sun Jul 07, 2013 8:46 pm

Sources of Fine Organic Aerosol. 9. Pine, Oak, and Synthetic Combustion in Residential Fireplaces
Rogge et al ... Fireplaces

Combustion of wood in residential fireplaces contributes approximately 14% on an annual average of the total primary fine particle organic carbon (OC) emissions to the Los Angeles urban atmosphere and up to 30% of the fine particulate OC emissions on winter days.
This paper presents comprehensive organic compound source profiles for smoke from burning pine, oak, and synthetic logs in residential fireplaces.
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