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Volume-based size distribution of accumulation and coarse particles (PM0.1–10) from cooking fume during oil heating

Gao, J., Cao, C., Zhang, X. and Luo, Z. (2013) Volume-based size distribution of accumulation and coarse particles (PM0.1–10) from cooking fume during oil heating. Building and Environment, 59. pp. 575-580. ISSN 0360-1323

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1016/j.buildenv.2012.10.009


Particulate matter generated during the cooking process has been identified as one of the major problems of indoor air quality and indoor environmental health. Reliable assessment of exposure to cooking-generated particles requires accurate information of emission characteristics especially the size distribution. This study characterizes the volume/mass-based size distribution of the fume particles at the oil-heating stage for the typical Chinese-style cooking in a laboratory kitchen. A laser-diffraction size analyzer is applied to measure the volume frequency of fume particles ranged from 0.1 to 10 μm, which contribute to most mass proportion in PM2.5 and PM10. Measurements show that particle emissions have little dependence on the types of vegetable oil used but have a close relationship with the heating temperature. It is found that volume frequency of fume particles in the range of 1.0–4.0 μm accounts for nearly 100% of PM0.1–10 with the mode diameter 2.7 μm, median diameter 2.6 μm, Sauter mean diameter 3.0 μm, DeBroukere mean diameter 3.2 μm, and distribution span 0.48. Such information on emission characteristics obtained in this study can be possibly used to improve the assessment of indoor air quality due to PM0.1–10 in the kitchen and residential flat.

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Science > School of the Built Environment > Construction Management and Engineering > Innovative and Sustainable Technologies
ID Code:30244

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