Atmosphere

Review of literature on residential firewood use, wood-smoke and air toxics

Technical Report No. 4
Environment Australia, June 2002
ISBN 0 6425 4868 4

Abbreviations

ABS
Australian Bureau of Statistics
AHHA
Australian Home Heating Association, the national association representing Australian woodheater manufacturers, retailers, installers and firewood suppliers
Air EPP
Environmental Protection (Air) Policy (Queensland)
AQIP
Air Quality Improvement Program (Victoria)
ASFIWP
ACT Solid Fuel Industry Working Party
AS/NZS
Joint Australian and New Zealand Standard
AWHA
Australian Wood Heating Association (now AHHA)
B(a)P
Benzo(a)pyrene, a carcinogen associated with many combustion sources
CAR
Clean Air Regulations (NSW)
COPD
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
DEP SA
Department of Environment and Planning, South Australia
DLPE
Department of Lands, Planning and Environment (Northern Territory)
DPIWE
Department of Primary Industries, Water and Environment (Tasmania)
EHD
Environment and Heritage Division (Northern Territory)
EIC
Energy Information Centre, Adelaide, South Australia
EMRS
Enterprise Marketing and Research Services Pty Ltd, Hobart
EPA NSW
Environment Protection Authority, New South Wales
EPA QLD
Environment Protection Agency, Queensland
EPA VIC
Victorian Environment Protection Authority
EPP
Environmental Protection Policy (South Australia and Tasmania)
g/h
grams per hour, see definition of emission rate
g/kg
grams per kilogram, see definition of emission factor
HRL
Herman Research Laboratories, one of two NATA registered laboratories for woodheater testing in Australia, the other being Amdel
IFA
The Institute of Foresters of Australia
ITCI
The International Tree Crops Institute, Melbourne
µg/m3
micrograms (10-6 gram) per cubic metre, a measure of particulate mass in the air
NATA
National Association of Testing Authorities (Australia), registers approved test laboratories in Australia
NEIP
Neighbourhood Environment Improvement Program (Victoria)
NEPC
National Environment Protection Council (Australia)
NEPM
National Environment Protection Measure, prepared by NEPC
NERDDC
National Energy Research, Development and Demonstration Council (Australia)
ng/m3
nanogram (10-9 gram) per cubic metre, a measure of the mass of a chemical in the atmosphere (e.g. of air toxics)
PAH
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon
PAQMP
Perth Air Quality management Plan (Western Australia)
PM2.5
particulate matter with an aerodynamic diameter of 2.5 micrometre or less, sometimes referred to as fine particles
PM10
particulate matter with an aerodynamic diameter of 10 micrometre or less, sometimes referred to as respirable particles
SAA
Standards Association of Australia (now Standards Australia)
SCCHE
Standing Committee on Conservation, Heritage and Environment, ACT
SCPAQ
Select Committee on Perth's Air Quality (Western Australia)
SECV
State Electricity Commission of Victoria
SEQRAQS
South east Queensland Regional Air Quality Standard
SEPP (AQM)
State Environmental Protection Policy (Air Quality Management) (Victoria)
t
tonnes, 1000 kg
TEQ
toxicity equivalency, used, for example, to quantify emissions of dioxins.
TSP
total suspended particulate, the mass of particles suspended in the air
US EPA
United States Environmental Protection Agency
WEI
Wood Energy Institute (USA)

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