search widget
The Airmaster Furnace repair service fleet who service Germantown TN.
AirMasters Inc, doing a repair on a blower in the Collierville TN area.
(901) 373-3636
7757 Hwy 70 Suite #101 Memphis, TN 38133

Sources of Carbon Monoxide

Where Does Carbon Monoxide (CO) Come From?

CO is Produced when:

Carbonaceous materials are burned with insufficient oxygen. Its lethal effects have been known for centuries; in ancient Rome, "coal gas" was used for executions and suicides.

Man-made sources of CO include:

  • Incomplete fuel combustion used in transport -
  • Automobile/Truck exhaust
  • Airplane exhaust
  • Smoking of cigarettes, cigars, pipes, etc.
  • Defective heating (furnace, water heater) systems
  • Defective cooking appliances
  • Industrial plant exhausts
  • Burning of solid waste
  • Detonation of explosives

Natural sources of CO also exist but they contribute very little to the overall atmospheric CO level.

Geophysical

  • Marsh gases
  • Forest fires
  • Volcanic gases
  • Natural gases in coal mines
  • Photo-dissociation of CO in upper atmosphere
  • Formation of CO during electrical storms

Biological

  • Endogenous CO production by land animals
  • From vegetation during seed germination
  • From marine brown algae or kelp
  • Marine hydrozoans: e.g. jellyfish

Used with permission from the author David G. Penney, PH.D.
24 Hour Emergency Service • Call Us Today • (901) 373-3636 • or • Fill Out Our Online Form
Location
We service most Furnace brands and models near Memphis TN.
AirMasters, Inc.
7757 Hwy 70 Suite #101
Memphis, TN 38133
Contact Us
Schedule your Furnace replacement in Collierville TN.
Company Phone:
Phone: (901) 373-3636
We offer 24/7 emergency Furnace repair service in Memphis TN.
Office Hours:
Monday- Friday 7:00am-5:00pm
Read what your neighbors say about the AC repair or installation we performed near Memphis TN on our Angie's List page.
For the best AC replacement in Germantown TN, choose a BBB rated company.
Home   |   Email Us   |   Schedule Service   |   Get a Quote   |   Maintenance   |   Employment   |   Privacy Policy
AirMasters 7757 Highway 70 Suite 101 Memphis TN 38133 901-373-3636