An experimental investigation was carried out to develop methods or devices for reducing indoor air pollution caused by kerosene heaters. Efforts were mainly directed toward reducing carbon-monoxide concentrations from these heaters. A test chamber serving as a controlled room was constructed and the combustion gases generated by the heater and exhausted into the chamber were measured. A device applying both the idea of thermal reactor and catalysis was developed, which upon testing proved very effective in reducing carbon-monoxide concentrations. In moderate burning capacities of the heater, the carbon-monoxide level was reduced by a factor of 2 due to the use of the device. In a heater equipped with the device and operating at higher burning capacities, the concentration level of carbon-monoxide was reduced by a factor of 6.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||Journal of Environmental Science and Health . Part A: Environmental Science and Engineering|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1977|
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