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Title: Improving the efficiency, safety and utility of woodburning units. Special creosote report

Abstract

This study was undertaken to determine the amount of creosote formed by a woodburning stove under various test conditions. Eighteen different tests were performed using three different types of wood (hickory, oak, and yellow pine), each with three different geometries. Tests were also performed using different moisture levels. To carry out the study, a special double wall stainless steel test chimney was constructed. A spectrophotometer was used to determine the relative concentration of the creosote-water solution. The wood type, moisture content and geometry did affect the creosote formation by the stove used in these tests. Wet wood produced more creosote than fire brands. Fire brands with larger piece sizes produced more creosote than the standard brands. Hickory generated more creosote than oak. Oak generated more creosote than yellow pine.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Auburn Univ., AL (USA). Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
OSTI Identifier:
5443195
Report Number(s):
ORO-5552-T9
DOE Contract Number:  
EC-77-S-05-5552
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; 42 ENGINEERING; CREOSOTE; PRODUCTION; WOOD; COMBUSTION PRODUCTS; WOOD BURNING APPLIANCES; EFFICIENCY; SAFETY; ENERGY CONSERVATION; PERFORMANCE TESTING; RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS; SPACE HEATING; APPLIANCES; BUILDINGS; HEATING; TESTING; 320101* - Energy Conservation, Consumption, & Utilization- Residential Buildings- (-1987); 421000 - Engineering- Combustion Systems

Citation Formats

Juger, S J, Maxwell, T T, Dyer, D F, and Maples, G. Improving the efficiency, safety and utility of woodburning units. Special creosote report. United States: N. p., 1979. Web.
Juger, S J, Maxwell, T T, Dyer, D F, & Maples, G. Improving the efficiency, safety and utility of woodburning units. Special creosote report. United States.
Juger, S J, Maxwell, T T, Dyer, D F, and Maples, G. Sat . "Improving the efficiency, safety and utility of woodburning units. Special creosote report". United States.
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abstractNote = {This study was undertaken to determine the amount of creosote formed by a woodburning stove under various test conditions. Eighteen different tests were performed using three different types of wood (hickory, oak, and yellow pine), each with three different geometries. Tests were also performed using different moisture levels. To carry out the study, a special double wall stainless steel test chimney was constructed. A spectrophotometer was used to determine the relative concentration of the creosote-water solution. The wood type, moisture content and geometry did affect the creosote formation by the stove used in these tests. Wet wood produced more creosote than fire brands. Fire brands with larger piece sizes produced more creosote than the standard brands. Hickory generated more creosote than oak. Oak generated more creosote than yellow pine.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1979},
month = {12}
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