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Evaluation of the PAHs Content in Soot from Solid Fuels Combustion in Low Power Boilers

Version 1 : Received: 27 October 2019 / Approved: 28 October 2019 / Online: 28 October 2019 (08:54:48 CET)

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Szatyłowicz, E.; Skoczko, I. Evaluation of the PAH Content in Soot from Solid Fuels Combustion in Low Power Boilers. Energies 2019, 12, 4254. Szatyłowicz, E.; Skoczko, I. Evaluation of the PAH Content in Soot from Solid Fuels Combustion in Low Power Boilers. Energies 2019, 12, 4254.

Journal reference: Energies 2019, 12, 4254
DOI: 10.3390/en12224254

Abstract

The emission of carbon compounds (in the form of soot) to the atmosphere has a significant impact on the environment and human health. Air pollution with combustion products, having a unique combination of physical and chemical properties, is an important component of very fine suspended dust, which is emitted from various sources related to combustion processes. The carbon compounds in the aerosol and deposited in the substrate are found all over the Earth. The paper presents results of comparative research on the content of 16 polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in soot samples obtained as a result of combustion of solid fuels such as hard coal with granulation above 60 mm, coal with a grain size of 25-80 mm, coal with a grain size of 8-25 mm, pellets and dry wood. On the basis of the conducted tests, it was found that the soot obtained in the combustion of coal in different granulation contains more cytotoxic PAHs in comparison to the combustion of wood pellets or dry firewood.

Subject Areas

solid fuels; combustion; soot; PAHs

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