Title: Dioxin and PAH in chimney soot from domestic heating appliances with solid fuels
Auteur(s): De Fre R ; Wevers M ; Vanermen G ; ;
Journal: Organohalogen Compounds
Subject(s): dioxin ; PAH ; dioxins ; ;
Summary: Dioxins and PAHs in smoke from domestic heating appliances may contribute considerably to the emissions in areas where solid fuels are used. Dioxin emissions reported from combustion tests) and soot analysis2 extend over several orders of magnitude for one type of fuel and combustion equipment. Chimney soot was collected from houses and analyzed for dioxins, PAHs and inorganic components to assess the range of 'real world' emissions. From the soot concentrations dioxin and benzo(a)pyrene emissions were estimated taking into account the particle concentration measured during laboratory combustion experiments and the calculated gas-particle partition.