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Evaluation Of A Heating Stove Changeout Program In The Navajo Nation: Pilot Study, Naomi Y. Chang Jan 2019

Evaluation Of A Heating Stove Changeout Program In The Navajo Nation: Pilot Study, Naomi Y. Chang

Civil Engineering Graduate Theses & Dissertations

Many homes on the Navajo Nation rely on wood and coal in old, inefficient heating stoves. An EPA-certified Navajo Hybrid Stove that can burn both wood and coal, was distributed to homes in the Navajo Nation. Collocation experiments were conducted to determine agreement among the DustTrak units and QTrak units. The correction factors and correlations for units of the same instrument were close to one; therefore, no adjustment to the data was necessary. A wood/coal smoke correction factor (W/CSCF) of 2.60 that is representative of wood/coal smoke exposure in Navajo homes was also determined for the ...