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Emissions from laboratory combustion of wildland fuels: Emission factors and source profiles


Chen, L.-W. Anthony; Moosmuller, Hans; Arnott, W. Patrick; Chow, Judith C.; Watson, John G.; Susott, Ronald A.; Babbitt, Ronald E.; Wold, Cyle E.; Lincoln, Emily N.; Hao, Wei Min. 2007. Emissions from laboratory combustion of wildland fuels: Emission factors and source profiles. Environmental Science & Technology. 41(12): 4317-4325.

Combustion of wildland fuels represents a major source of particulate matter (PM) and light-absorbing elemental carbon (EC) on a national and global scale, but the emission factors and source profiles have not been well characterized with respect to different fuels and combustion phases. These uncertainties limit the accuracy of current emission inventories, smoke forecasts, and source apportionments. This study investigates the evolution of gaseous and particulate emission and combustion efficiency by burning wildland fuels in a laboratory combustion facility.

Keywords: emissions, combustion, wildland fuels, particulate matter (PM), elemental carbon (EC)


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Title: RMRS Other Publications: Emissions from laboratory combustion of wildland fuels: Emission factors and source profiles
Electronic Publish Date: December 17, 2008
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December 17, 2008

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