Dioxin emissions from wood combustion

  title={Dioxin emissions from wood combustion},
  author={B. Schatowitz and G. Brandt and F. Gafner and E. Schlumpf and R. B{\"u}hler and P. Hasler and T. Nussbaumer},
The emissions of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins (PCDD) and polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDF) from combustion of different kinds of wood have been determined. Emissions from natural beech wood sticks (0.019 to 0.064 ng TE/m3), natural wood chips (0.066 to 0.214 ng TE/m3) and uncoated chipboard chips (0.024 to 0.076 ng TE/m3) were low, whereas the combustion of waste wood chips resulted in higher dioxin emissions (between 2.70 and 14.42 ng TE/m3). Additionally, two specific fuels were… Expand
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  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Waste management & research : the journal of the International Solid Wastes and Public Cleansing Association, ISWA
  • 2015
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