[UPDATE 2/24/2012: At the Assembly hearing last night, Dr. Jim Conner approached Clean Air Fairbanks to verbally “revise” the tested burn rate for Titan 2 from the 35% rate reported by the EPA-certified OMNI lab to 65%. OMNI “walked” Titan 2 through its paces June 7, 2011, the OMNI lab’s Oct 14, 2011 and Dec 23, 2011 report drafts stated 35%, and he used that 35% burn rate data to approve Titan 2 Jan 24, 2012. Last night, it jumps to 65%? No written explanation was provided by Dr. Conner. The only value this may alter in the graphs below is the projected emissions for Titan 2 HIGH. If correct, the projection should be x 1.54 not 2.86. This isn’t how science, especially science that affects the health of our children, is done.]
One of these devices doesn’t belong here. See if you can guess which one shouldn’t be FNSB approved?
Below are the current array of FNSB approved burning appliances which were tested by OMNI lab in 2011. The Titan 2 coal boiler was tested only at LOW so PM 2.5 emissions have been projected at HIGH. The EPA emission standard limit for a Phase 2 Outdoor Wood Boiler is 18 grams per hour.
Below are the OMNI test results for sulfur and nitrogen oxide gases that convert into secondary PM 2.5 from FNSB approved burning appliances.
Below are the OMNI test results for lead from FNSB approved burning appliances. Lead is an EPA listed Hazardous Air Pollutant.
Below are the OMNI test results for toxic metals and arsenic from FNSB approved burning appliances. Selenium, chromium, cobalt, manganese, nickel, and arsenic are EPA listed Hazardous Air Pollutants. Mercury and beryllium are also HAPs that USGS has reported are in Healy coal, but OMNI lab did not test for these toxic metals. OMNI lab testing of the waste oil burner reported “no data” for toxic metals and arsenic.
- OMNI Lab Space Heating Study Fairbanks Draft Report Rev 4
- OMNI Lab Draft Appendix A PM2.5 Laboratory Results