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    Author(s): L.-W. Anthony Chen; Hans Moosmuller; W. Patrick Arnott; Judith C. Chow; John G. Watson; Ronald A. Susott; Ronald E. Babbitt; Cyle E. WoldEmily N. Lincoln; Wei Min Hao
    Date: 2007
    Source: Environmental Science & Technology. 41(12): 4317-4325.
    Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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    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.

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    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.

    Keywords

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

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