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Title: Engineering development of a clean burning residential wood stove

Results are presented of a survey undertaken to assess the basic problems of residential wood stoves and the design approaches for the development of a clean wood-burning stove. It is determined that mean combustion temperatures approaching 1000C are needed, and that well-mixed, well-aerated flames are essential for low emissions. Also, controlled pyrolysis hot char-volatiles interaction, and controlled air flow are important considerations for clean burning of sticks and logs. The development of a mathematical and computational model of the residential wood stove based upon gasification, pyrolysis, combustion, fluid dynamic, and heat transfer processes in the stove is discussed. It is determined that a modular stove for laboratory testing and prototype design is feasible.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6675248
Report Number(s):
PB-84-185628
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Flow Research, Inc., Kent, WA (USA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 42 ENGINEERING; STOVES; ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING; WOOD BURNING APPLIANCES; AIR FLOW; AIR POLLUTION ABATEMENT; COMBUSTION; FEASIBILITY STUDIES; HEAT TRANSFER; MATHEMATICAL MODELS; PYROLYSIS; RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS; WOOD; APPLIANCES; BUILDINGS; CHEMICAL REACTIONS; DECOMPOSITION; ENERGY TRANSFER; ENGINEERING; FLUID FLOW; GAS FLOW; OXIDATION; POLLUTION ABATEMENT; THERMOCHEMICAL PROCESSES 500200* -- Environment, Atmospheric-- Chemicals Monitoring & Transport-- (-1989); 420000 -- Engineering