Nanoparticle and Non Methane Hydrocarbon Emissions from a Modern Closed Fireplace

S. Ozgen, F. Hugony, C. Morreale, S. Signorini, S. Cernuschi, A. Maggioni, G. Migliavacca, S. Marengo & M. Giugliano
For wood combustion in small appliances where incomplete combustion occurs, it is very important to distinguish between flue gas methane and non methane hydrocarbons to give a good evaluation of nanoparticle emissions. While non methane hydrocarbons are gaseous at stack temperature they may contribute to the formation and growth of nanoparticles in the atmosphere. For this purpose, a study is carried out to investigate the influence of non methane hydrocarbons in the formation of nanoparticles...