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Main Title Feasibility Study of Enhanced Combustion Via Improved Wood Stove Firebox Design.
Author Fuentes, K. T. ; Hodas, L. J. ; Osborne, M. C. ;
CORP Author Radian Corp., Austin, TX.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
Year Published 1985
Report Number EPA-68-02-3994; EPA/600/D-85/133;
Stock Number PB85-218808
Additional Subjects Air pollution control ; Stoves ; Materials tests ; Refractory materials ; Combustion chambers ; Design criteria ; Performance evaluation ; Combustion control ; Industrial wastes ; Combustion products ; Heat transfer ; Tables(Data) ; Residential buildings ; Wood burning appliances ; Listings
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB85-218808 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 36p
The paper gives results of an examination of materials that might be used within the firebox of a wood-burning stove to produce more uniform and complete combustion. Although many materials were initially considered, 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 listing of material properties of potentially useful refractories and a determination of relative installed costs. Basic heat transfer calculations were used to determine the effects of the addition of refractory materials in the firebox. The use of refractory materials permitted an increase in stove inner wall temperatures and an increased cooldown time for a stove. The study showed that refractory materials could aid in maintaining internal firebox temperatures above the ignition temperatures of common emissions. This would not be a practical operational mode for an uninsulated stove. The study concluded that there is a need for actual testing to confirm the results cited in this study.