Reduction of carbon monoxide from domestic kerosene heaters

M. Rashidi, M. S. Massoudi, Farhang Shadman

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)115-126
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Environmental Science and Health - Part A Environmental Science and Engineering
VolumeA12
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1977
Externally publishedYes

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Carbon monoxide
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Reduction of carbon monoxide from domestic kerosene heaters. / Rashidi, M.; Massoudi, M. S.; Shadman, Farhang.

In: Journal of Environmental Science and Health - Part A Environmental Science and Engineering, Vol. A12, No. 3, 1977, p. 115-126.

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