Smoke Abatement Osborn Monnett

ISBN: 9781331939337

Published: September 27th 2015

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52 pages


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Smoke Abatement  by  Osborn Monnett

Smoke Abatement by Osborn Monnett
September 27th 2015 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 52 pages | ISBN: 9781331939337 | 6.28 Mb

Excerpt from Smoke AbatementThe increase of the smoke nuisance in the United States has followed directly the progress of industrial development. When towns were small and a large proportion of the population lived in the country, the smoke nuisanceMoreExcerpt from Smoke AbatementThe increase of the smoke nuisance in the United States has followed directly the progress of industrial development.

When towns were small and a large proportion of the population lived in the country, the smoke nuisance was unknown. As people concentrated in the cities, there followed a tremendous increase in the utilization of power and heat, and coal became the only feasible fuel where wood had Largely sufficed before. In fact, one of the basic raw materials of our civilization to-day is coal. Five-sixths of that mined in the United States is bituminous or soft coal containing a large proportion of volatile matter which makes smoke if not properly burned. This volatile matter is easily affected by heat and distills off rapidly when coal is thrown on a fire.

It is difficult to supply, at the proper time, enough air (oxygen) to unite with this volatile matter. Unless enough oxygen is supplied to burn completely the hydrocarbons composing the volatile matter, these hydrocarbons condense as soot which is precipitated on heating surfaces, and as smoke which escapes into the surrounding atmosphere.The deposit of soot on the heating surface of boilers and furnaces causes a serious economic loss by interfering with the efficient transmission of heat from the fire to the boiler or heater. In addition, the smoke that escapes into the atmosphere in smoke-ridden communities causes a considerable per capita loss to citizens through the damage to fabrics and merchandise, and also by the necessary extra cleaning and repairs.As smoke causes so much loss and annoyance, it is not surprising that efforts have been made to abate the nuisance.

Some 50 or 60 cities in this country already have smoke ordinances. In the campaign for smoke abatement, the Bureau of Mines took an active part as is shown by the publications it has issued.The campaign was suspended during the World War, when most of the smoke ordinances throughout the country were held in abeyance with the intent of allowing industries to operate unrestrictedly during the time when maximum production was necessary.With the return of normal conditions there has been renewed interest in smoke abatement, and many cities have shown a determination to take up this matter seriously and work out a solution.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books.

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