STUDY OF AIR POLLUTION WITH COMBUSTION PRODUCTS OF GAS STOVES IN GAS-SUPPLIED APARTMENTS

Alexander Shkarovskiy, Agnieszka Maliszewska

Abstract


As opposed to other fuel combustion appliances, in case of gas stoves, combustion products are released directly into the apartment air. Some people actually spend much time in such environment. Therefore, even low concentrations of harmful substances emitted with combustion products can pose a threat to health and life of people. Maximum allowable concentration of harmful substances in the air was analyzed for various countries.
Theoretical calculations of possible content of nitrogen oxides (NOx) in gas-supplied kitchens were performed. Actual NOx content in the air was experimentally studied under various operating conditions of gas stoves and ventilation options. According to the study results, in most of the room, NOx concentration at the height of breathing level of a standing person can exceed the allowable value for premises intended for permanent occupancy.

Keywords


Fuel combustion, combustion products, harmful substances, nitrogen oxides

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.23968/2500-0055-2018-3-1-38-43

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