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Research has been carried out to assess the contribution of coal combustion to the release of trace hydrocarbons into the environment. Emissions to atmosphere and in ash residues were measured from a representative range of both domestic and industrial coal-fired appliances. The main attention focused on polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), but an initial investigation of dioxins' emission was carried out because of concerns about their high toxicity. A preliminary assessment was also made of the atmospheric emission of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from domestic combustion due to their role in the formation of tropospheric ozone and hence photochemical smogs.

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Authors: BRITISH COAL CORPORATION, British Coal Corporation, Cheltenham (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 14866 EN (1993) 61 pp., MF, ECU 4
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Record Number: 199310838 / Last updated on: 1994-11-29
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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