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Main Title Feasibility study of enhanced combustion via improved wood stove firebox design /
Author Fuentes, Karen T. ; Hodas, L. J.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Hodas, Leonard J.
CORP Author Radian Corp., Austin, TX.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
Publisher GPO,
Year Published 1985
Report Number EPA/600/7-85/043; RAD-85-203-023-08-02-07; EPA-68-02-3994
Stock Number PB86-121373
Subjects Combustion chambers ; Stoves, Wood--United States ; Heat--Transmission ; Reflective materials
Additional Subjects Air pollution control ; Stoves ; Materials tests ; Refractory materials ; Combustion chambers ; Design criteria ; Performance evaluation ; Combustion control ; Industrial wastes ; Combustion products ; Linings ; Feasibility ; Residential buildings ; Revisions ; Wood burning appliances ; Listings
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB86-121373 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 54 pages
The report gives results of an examination of materials that might be used to line the firebox of a wood burning stove to produce more uniform and complete combustion. (Emissions from incomplete combustion in wood burning stoves are becoming an increasing environmental problem.) Although many materials were considered initially, refractory materials appear to possess the qualities desired relative to heat transfer, resistance to the firebox environment, availability, and cost. Further investigation of specific refractory materials has been carried out, resulting in a list of material properties of potentially useful refractories and a determination of the relative costs of installed refractory. The approach used in the study was to establish the conditions for a 'basic' stove, then to apply various candidate lining materials to the basic stove and analytically estimate the effect of the lining addition. Basic heat transfer calculations were used. The use of refractory materials permitted an increase in stove inner wall temperatures and an increased cool-down time for a stove. The study shows that refractory materials can aid in maintaining internal firebox temperatures above the ignition temperatures of common emissions. This would not be practical for an uninsulated stove. The study concludes that there is a need for actual tests to confirm results cited in the study.
"Final task report; 11/84-7/85." "October 1985." "EPA/600/7-85/043." "EPA Contract No. 68-02-3994, Work assignment 8." "Performing organization report no. DCN 85-203-023-08-02-07." Microfiche.