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Main Title Induced secondary combustion in woodstoves /
Author Spolek, G. A. ; Wasser, J. H. ; Hall, R. E. ; Butts, N. L.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Spolek, Graig Allen.
CORP Author Spolek and Associates, Inc., Portland, OR.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
Publisher Spolek and Associates,
Year Published 1989
Report Number EPA/600/D-89/184; AEERL/P-545
Stock Number PB90-116724
Subjects Stoves, Wood ; Combustion ; Air--Pollution
Additional Subjects Combustion ; Air pollution control ; Ignition ; Experimental data ; Exhaust gases ; Wood ; Combustion products ; Emission ; Wood burning furnaces
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB90-116724 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation ii, 14 pages : illustrations
The paper provides information useful for woodstove designers concerned with reducing emissions. A dual-chamber woodstove was modified to induce secondary combustion by utilizing an ignition source and forced flow of secondary air. The ignition source was an electric flow plug installed in the secondary chamber. Secondary airflow was maintained at a preset flow rate and supply temperature. Wood was burned in the stove in a laboratory following a standard protocol, and the stack emissions were monitored continuously. The modified stove generally emitted less pollution than the same stove did prior to modification. Emission levels generally declined as the flow rate of secondary air and the supply air temperature were increased. Incorporating these modifications into a woodstove, with appropriate controls, represents an effective emission control technology.
Paper presented at 82nd annual AWMA (APCA) Meeting, June 1989. STRN: AEERL/P-545. Includes bibliographical references (p. 8).