Emissions from domestic solid fuel burning appliances (wood-heaters, open fireplaces)

Technical Report No. 5
J. Gras, C.Meyer, I. Weeks, R. Gillett, I. Galbally, J. Todd, F. Carnovale, R. Joynt, A. Hinwood, H. Berko and S. Brown.
Environment Australia, March 2002
ISBN 0 6425 4867 6


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Project Team

J. Gras, M. Meyer, I. Weeks, R. Gillett and I. Galbally, CSIRO Atmospheric Research
J. Todd, University of Tasmania
F. Carnovale, Department of Primary Industries Water and Environment, Tasmania
R. Joynt, Environment Protection Authority, Victoria
A. Hinwood and H. Berko, Department of Environmental Protection, Western Australia
S. Brown, CSIRO Building Construction and Engineering

The very significant contribution to the FTIR analyses by D.W. Griffith and S. Wilson, Chemistry Department, University of Wollongong is gratefully acknowledged. We also acknowledge the outstanding work done by the Aerosol and Pollutant Exposure Team at CSIRO Atmospheric Research, including contributions by T. Firestone, P. Selleck, J. Powell and K. Boast.