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Main Title Residential wood combustion study, task 4 : technical analysis of wood stoves : combustion principles, design considerations, operating techniques : final report {microfiche} /
CORP Author Green (Del) Associates, Inc., Woodburn, OR. Environmental Technology Div.;Environmental Protection Agency, Seattle, WA. Region X.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Air & Waste Management Division,
Year Published 1984
Report Number EPA-68-02-3566; EPA-910/9-82-089F
Stock Number PB84-170620
Subjects Stoves, Wood--Environmental aspects--United States
Additional Subjects Wood ; Residential buildings ; Air pollution ; Stoves ; Heat transfer ; Performance evaluation ; Firewood ; Combustion products ; Heating systems ; Aromatic polycyclic hydrocarbons ; Sampling ; Design criteria ; Concentration(Composition) ; Sites ; Trace elements ; Particles ; Sources ; Chemical analysis ; Carbon 14 ; Air quality ; Pacific northwest region(United States) ; Air pollution sampling ; Air pollution detection ; Wood stoves ; Wood burning furnaces ; Chemical mass balance ; Indoor air pollution
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NTIS  PB84-170620 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 01/01/1988
Collation viii, 62 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
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.
"February 1984." "EPA 910/9-82-089f." Includes bibliographical references p. (59-62) Microfiche.