Source Emission Rate on Air Pollutants from Portable Gas Range and Optimal Ventilation Rate in Indoor Environment

휴대용 가스렌지 연소에 의한 공기오염물질의 발생량 및 실내환경의 필요 환기량

  • Yim, Sung-Kuk (Department of Occupational Health, Catholic University of Daegu) ;
  • Kim, Young-Hee (Department of Occupational Health, Catholic University of Daegu) ;
  • Yang, Won-Ho (Department of Occupational Health, Catholic University of Daegu)
  • 임성국 (대구가톨릭대학교 산업보건학과) ;
  • 김영희 (대구가톨릭대학교 산업보건학과) ;
  • 양원호 (대구가톨릭대학교 산업보건학과)
  • Published : 2007.04.30


A series of source tests were conducted to characterize emissions of nitrogen oxide(NOx, NO, $NO_2$), carbon mon oxide(CO), carbon dioxide$(CO_2)$ and total VOCs from portable combustion devices in steady-state using well-mixed chamber. Since use of portable gas range is widespread in houses and restaurants in Korea, it is important to characterize the emission of air pollutants and suggest optimum ventilation rate. Ranges of emission rates of air pollutants from portable gas ranges were $NO \;0.551\sim0.939mg/hr,\;NO_2\;0.354\sim1.080mg/hr,\;NO_x\;1.207\sim1.631mg/hr,\;CO\;1.389\sim4.21mg/hr,\;CO_2\;2426.823\sim2973.495mg/hr$, and VOCs $0\sim0.119mg/h$. Mean of personal exposure and indoor environment level of $NO_2$ by combustion of portable gas range were 74.7 ppb and 65.4 ppb, respectively, suggesting persons using portable gas range in houses and restaurants might be highly exposed. Required ventilation rate to control the air pollutants emitted from portable gas range was maximumly $3.131m^3/hr$ on the basis of $NO_2$ indoor air quality standard.


portable gas range;emission rate;air pollutants;ventilation


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