Estimation of Indoor Carbon Monoxide Levels Due to Emissions from Residential Gas Ovens
Andrew K. Persily
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is evaluating the emissions of carbon monoxide (CO) from residential gas-fired ovens under various conditions of consumer use. CPSC staff performed measurements of CO emissions from eight ovens in a single-zone test chamber. Using the emission rates measured by CPSC, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) estimated the levels of CO that could reasonably be expected to occur in U.S. residences under selected operating conditions. These estimates are based on a single-zone mass balance analysis and include several simplifying assumptions. This letter report describes the analysis approach employed and the results of the calculations of indoor CO levels.
Letter Report to U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
carbon monoxide, gas appliances, indoor air quality, ovens