2010 Feb. 22: NJ Bergen County: COMMENTS on Wood Burning Restaurants’ wood smoke pollution‏

2010 Feb. 22: NJ Bergen County: COMMENTS on Wood Burning Restaurants’ wood smoke pollution‏
 Feb 15 2010, 02:13 PM
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The Bergen NJ Record has an article about the increased visibility of particulates emitted by wood burning pizza ovens, and restaurant grills. Even in the summer, the residue from wood fires is a constant element in urban airscapes.

Some experts believe these particles are a major contributor to asthma and other respiratory illnesses. In Colorado, for example, restaurants are required to install soot trapping grates on their exhaust systems, while residences are only permitted the use of wood stoves on a limited basis.

State and federal air pollution efforts focus on power plants, factories and diesel trucks, but a significant source of particulate pollution in the metropolitan area comes from restaurant emissions — especially the smoke from wood-burning pizza ovens, said Monica Mazurek, a Rutgers University scientist who has been studying particulate matter in urban air for several decades.

Restaurants and wood-burning fireplaces and boilers discharge as much as 20 percent of the particulate matter in the air, and that smoke goes largely unchecked, researchers said.

"We basically have a brown cloud over this area from combustion sources," said Mazurek, a chemist in the university’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

The smoke from restaurants and other wood-burning sources, from residential fireplaces to wood-fired water heaters, is taking on new significance as officials look to further reduce emissions in North Jersey, where the air repeatedly fails several federal standards for particulate levels.

Woudja like some soot with yer pizza


 Feb 15 2010, 04:54 PM
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Typically the vent from a wood burning pizza oven is direct similar to a home fireplace. They are not part of the restaurant exhaust hood system over the broilers or flat-top

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