Low-density polyethylene smoke emissions from simulated debris piles
  • SeyedEhsan Hosseini
  • Manish Shrivastava
    University of California-Riverside
  • David R. Cocker
    University of California-Riverside
  • Heejung S. Jung
  • David R. Weise
    US Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station
Funding Source(s):
  • US Forest Service, Region 5
  • US Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station
  • US Forest Service, Research Data Archive
Publication Date: 2018

Cataloging Information

  • biota
  • environment
  • farming
  • forest management
  • forest products
  • health
  • human impact
  • manzanita
  • natural resource management
  • plants
  • plastic
  • polyethylene
  • San Bernardino National Forest
  • wood chemistry
Geospatial Information:
xMax: -116.3000 , xMin: -117.5500 , yMax: 34.3333 , yMin: 33.5000 , Datum: WGS84
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Record Last Modified: April 18, 2019
FRAMES Record Number: 57696


This data publication contains emission factors for 195 gaseous and particulate compounds measured during the burning of three mixtures of manzanita wood and low-density polyethylene plastic (LDPE, agricultural plastic) in a laboratory. The mixtures consisted of 2 kilograms (kg) of manzanita wood paired with 0, 5 or 50 grams (gm) LDPE. Mixtures were burned in a basket and smoke was collected above the fire. A total of nine fires (3 mixtures x 3 replications) were burned on Nov. 4, 2008 using a randomized complete block design. Smoke emitted from the fires was concentrated into a small stack system from which gas and particulate samples were extracted. Various filters and real-time instruments were used to collect the emissions. Subsequent analyses of filters and gases occurred in analytical laboratories at the University of California – Riverside over several months. Emission factors are expressed relative to kg of carbon dioxide produced. The data contains information on individual compounds which can be classified into alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, aldehydes, ketones, cycloalkanes, cycloalkenes, monoaromatic and polyaromatic hydrocarbons in addition to elemental carbon, organic carbon, particulate matter, carbon monoxide, and NOx. [This data product is archived in the USFS Research Data Archive, number RDS-2018-0024.]

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