Presenter Information

James M. Horak


Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Research Advisor

Flanigan, V. J.

Advisor's Department

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering


This paper is about the development of a system to reduce the emissions of charcoal kilns with the catalyst from automotive catalytic converters. This device, called the charcoal kiln emissions oxidizer (CKEO), was designed and fabricated to meet the goal of a cost effective means to reduce the carbon monoxide and hydrocarbon emissions from charcoal kilns. Testing of the CKEO was never carried out as a test site could not be secured by this writing. The need for the CKEO, the theory behind it, and a procedure to test it are presented.

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Presentation Date

29 Jan 1993