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Title: Performance of domestic wood-fired appliances

Abstract

The test procedure for measuring wood stove performance is described, and the effects of design on performance, in terms of efficiency and emissions, are examined. The five types of wood-burning appliances tested were: freestanding conical fireplace, an airtight updraft (box) stove type, an airtight horizontal baffle type, an airtight downdraft type, and a sidedraft type. It is concluded that freestanding fireplaces are very inefficient. At the same time, they have high emission rates when expressed as a function of heat output. For airtight wood stoves, efficiency appears to be maximized within a relatively small range of firing rate for any particular stove model. For most stoves, emissions tend to decrease with increasing firing rate. Well-designed sidedraft stoves are likely to be more efficient than other stove types. Emissions levels of incomplete combustion products show a strong relationship to stove type, particularly when related to heat output of the appliance. Emission No. GE-1 well was drilled away from any potential petroleum-bearing feature, but near several tracts that were included in the sale area.

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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6397832
Report Number(s):
CONF-800608-13
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Air Pollution Control Association annual meeting, Montreal, Canada, Jun 1980
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; WOOD BURNING APPLIANCES; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; COMBUSTION PRODUCTS; EFFICIENCY; FIREPLACES; PERFORMANCE; STOVES; APPLIANCES; HEAT SOURCES; 320101* - Energy Conservation, Consumption, & Utilization- Residential Buildings- (-1987); 299003 - Energy Planning & Policy- Unconventional Sources & Power Generation- Other- (-1989)

Citation Formats

Hayden, A C.S., and Braaten, R W. Performance of domestic wood-fired appliances. United States: N. p., 1980. Web.
Hayden, A C.S., & Braaten, R W. Performance of domestic wood-fired appliances. United States.
Hayden, A C.S., and Braaten, R W. Tue . "Performance of domestic wood-fired appliances". United States.
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abstractNote = {The test procedure for measuring wood stove performance is described, and the effects of design on performance, in terms of efficiency and emissions, are examined. The five types of wood-burning appliances tested were: freestanding conical fireplace, an airtight updraft (box) stove type, an airtight horizontal baffle type, an airtight downdraft type, and a sidedraft type. It is concluded that freestanding fireplaces are very inefficient. At the same time, they have high emission rates when expressed as a function of heat output. For airtight wood stoves, efficiency appears to be maximized within a relatively small range of firing rate for any particular stove model. For most stoves, emissions tend to decrease with increasing firing rate. Well-designed sidedraft stoves are likely to be more efficient than other stove types. Emissions levels of incomplete combustion products show a strong relationship to stove type, particularly when related to heat output of the appliance. Emission No. GE-1 well was drilled away from any potential petroleum-bearing feature, but near several tracts that were included in the sale area.},
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