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Analysis of Emissions and Residue from Methods to Improve Combustion Efficiency of In-Situ Oil Burns

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Environmental Protection Agency
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Brian Gullett
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The Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Research and Development (ORD) will peform real-time air emissions and residue testing on two BSEE-sponsored, outdoor in situ burn tests at the Army Corp of Engineer's Cold Regions Research and Engineering Lab (CRREL) in New Hampshire. ORD will assess emission and residue to characterize the combustion efficiency. ORD will also assess emissions on an additional BSEE OSRR project at CRREL and a crude oil combustion study at the Naval Research Laboratory's (NRL) Chesapeake Beach Detachment.

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The EPA's ORD continues to characterize emissions for BSEE's Combustion & In Situ Burning research portfolio. The most recent efforts included sampling and plume characterization of OSRR Project #1134 --Restricted Burning Tongue with Elastec. EPA's combustion efficiency calculations will help determine if burning in a long, narrow configuration results in improved combustion efficiencies as compared to conventional catenary burning geometries.

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