Quantification of particle number and mass emission factors from combustion of Queensland trees

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Author(s)

  • Arinto Y. P. Wardoyo
  • Lidia Morawska
  • Zoran D. Ristovski
  • Jack Marsh

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5696-5703
Journal / PublicationEnvironmental Science and Technology
Volume40
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - 15 Sep 2006
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

The quantification of particle emission factors under controlled laboratory conditions for burning of the following five common tree species found in South East Queensland forests has been studied: Spotted Gum (Corymbia citriodora), Blue Gum (Eucalyptus tereticornis), Bloodwood (Eucalyptus intermedia), Iron Bark (Eucalyptus crebra), and Stringybark (Eucalyptus umbra). The results of the study show that the particle number emission factors and PM2.5 mass emission factors depend on the type of tree and the burning rate. For fast burning conditions, the average particle number emission factors are in the range of 3.3-5.7 × 1015 particles/kg for woods and 0.5-6.9 × 1015 particles/kg for leaves and branches, and the PM 2.5 emission factors are in the range of 140-210 mg/kg for woods and 450-4700 mg/kg for leaves and branches. For slow burning conditions, the average particle number emission factors are in the range of 2.8-44.8 × 10 13 particles/kg for woods and 0.5-9.3 × 1013 particles/kg for leaves and branches, and the PM2.5 emissions factors are in the range of 120-480 mg/kg for woods and 3300-4900 mg/kg for leaves and branches. © 2006 American Chemical Society.

Citation Format(s)

Quantification of particle number and mass emission factors from combustion of Queensland trees. / Wardoyo, Arinto Y. P.; Morawska, Lidia; Ristovski, Zoran D.; Marsh, Jack.

In: Environmental Science and Technology, Vol. 40, No. 18, 15.09.2006, p. 5696-5703.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review