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Impact of domestic woodburning appliances on indoor air quality

Abstract : Data on the impact of domestic woodburning on indoor air quality (IAQ) is poor whereas use of such heating systems increase with the development of biofuels. This project aims at characterising IAQ in single family dwellings burning wood. Field investigations were performed in three occupied houses respectively equipped with an open fireplace, an old and a recent woodstoves. Continuous measurements of air temperature, relative humidity, carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) were performed in the room with the appliance. Moreover in this room and in a bedroom, PM10 and PM2.5, PAHs (on PM10 fraction), volatile organic compounds (VOCs), aldehydes, ketones, and tracers of wood combustion such as levoglucosan and methoxyphenols, were measured. The measurements were operated before and during woodburning; nominal and reduced burning conditions were tested. Permeability and ventilation were assessed using different techniques: blower door, tracer gas, visual inspection, and CO2 or exhausted airflow rate measurements
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  • HAL Id : ineris-00973311, version 1
  • INERIS : EN-2008-177



Corinne Mandin, Jacques Riberon, Serge Collet, Jean-Luc Besombes, Nicolas Pissot, et al.. Impact of domestic woodburning appliances on indoor air quality. 11. International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate (Indoor Air 2008), Aug 2008, Copenhague, Denmark. Paper ID : 191. ⟨ineris-00973311⟩



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