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Title: Residential wood combustion study. Task 4. Technical analysis of wood stoves: combustion principles, design considerations, operating techniques. Final report

Abstract

Design and operation of residential wood combustion devices influence both performance and emissions. Important design considerations include mechanisms to increase thermal efficiency and improve combustion efficiency. Operator-controlled variables such as fuel, charging rate, and combustion air regulation greatly impact performance and emissions. An overview of general information on fireplaces and woodstove design and operation, based on a literature review, is provided in this report. Basic combustion principles, efficiencies and combustion variables are discussed. The influence of design configurations on combustion with the resultant formation of pollutants is investigated. Modification of the combustion system and the heat transfer mechanism by design or retrofit is explored. The impact of fuel species, fuel moisture content and operational variables are discussed. Techniques for proper stove selection, particularly sizing of the stove for needed heat output, are described. Design parameters and firing techniques recommended to operate a stove or fireplace with minimum emissions are discussed. A bibliography of relevant technical reports is provided.

Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Green (Del) Associates, Inc., Woodburn, OR (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
6790758
Report Number(s):
PB-84-170620
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: See also PB84-170612 and PB84-170638
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; STOVES; PERFORMANCE TESTING; AIR POLLUTION; CARBON 14; CHEMICAL ANALYSIS; COMBUSTION PRODUCTS; HEAT TRANSFER; HEATING SYSTEMS; PARTICLES; RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS; SAMPLING; WOOD; APPLIANCES; BETA DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; BETA-MINUS DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; BUILDINGS; CARBON ISOTOPES; ENERGY SYSTEMS; ENERGY TRANSFER; EVEN-EVEN NUCLEI; ISOTOPES; LIGHT NUCLEI; NUCLEI; POLLUTION; RADIOISOTOPES; TESTING; YEARS LIVING RADIOISOTOPES; 320101* - Energy Conservation, Consumption, & Utilization- Residential Buildings- (-1987)

Citation Formats

. Residential wood combustion study. Task 4. Technical analysis of wood stoves: combustion principles, design considerations, operating techniques. Final report. United States: N. p., 1983. Web.
. Residential wood combustion study. Task 4. Technical analysis of wood stoves: combustion principles, design considerations, operating techniques. Final report. United States.
. Tue . "Residential wood combustion study. Task 4. Technical analysis of wood stoves: combustion principles, design considerations, operating techniques. Final report". United States.
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