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Physical Sciences and Mathematics

2003

Biofuel

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Trace Gas Emissions From The Production And Use Of Domestic Biofuels In Zambia Measured By Open-Path Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy, Isaac T. Bertschi, Robert J. Yokelson, Darold E. Ward, Ted J. Christian, Wei Min Hao Feb 2003

Trace Gas Emissions From The Production And Use Of Domestic Biofuels In Zambia Measured By Open-Path Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy, Isaac T. Bertschi, Robert J. Yokelson, Darold E. Ward, Ted J. Christian, Wei Min Hao

Chemistry and Biochemistry Faculty Publications

[1] Domestic biomass fuels (biofuels) were recently estimated to be the second largest source of carbon emissions from global biomass burning. Wood and charcoal provide approximately 90% and 10% of domestic energy in tropical Africa. In September 2000, we used open-path Fourier transform infrared (OP-FTIR) spectroscopy to quantify 18 of the most abundant trace gases emitted by wood and charcoal cooking fires and an earthen charcoal-making kiln in Zambia. These are the first in situ measurements of an extensive suite of trace gases emitted by tropical biofuel burning. We report emission ratios (ER) and emission factors (EF) for (in order ...