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Main Title Enhanced Combustion Woodstove (ECW) Technology.
Author McCrillis, R. C. ; Abbott, J. H. ; Ponder, W. H. ; Butts, N. L. ; Henry, D. S. ;
CORP Author Acurex Corp., Research Triangle Park, NC. ;Aladdin Steel Products, Inc., Colville, WA.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
Publisher 1994
Year Published 1994
Report Number EPA-68-DO-0141; EPA/600/A-94/124;
Stock Number PB94-190923
Additional Subjects Wood burning appliances ; Stoves ; Combustion efficiency ; Air pollution control ; Exhaust emissions ; Emission factors ; Pyrolysis ; Burning rate ; Air pollution abatement ; Combustion products ; Performance evaluation ; Design criteria ; Reprints ; Enhanced combustion woodstove ; Glowplugs ; Secondary combustion
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NTIS  PB94-190923 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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Abstract The paper discusses Enhanced Combustion Woodstove (ECW) technology, developed by EPA in response to the field observation that woodstoves certified by EPA as being clean burning were not achieving the level of emission control 'seen' in laboratory tests. ECW technology is based on the fact that woodstove emissions are caused by the incomplete combustion and pyrolysis of wood in the primary combustion zone. To achieve low emissions, the stove must incorporate a secondary combustion zone above the wood which will hold flame at all times. Current noncatalytic woodstoves can achieve satisfactory secondary combustion only under fairly ideal conditions. Stable secondary combustion may not be achieved at typical low-fire conditions, leading to high emissions. Initial work focused on using an electrical glowplug (ECW electric) to ignite and add energy to the secondary combustion zone. Later work has focused on using a gaseous fuel (ECW gaseous or ECWG) for this purpose.
Supplementary Notes Presented at the Conference on Environmental Commerce (CONEC '93), Chattanooga, TN., October 17-20, 1993. Prepared in cooperation with Aladdin Steel Products, Inc., Colville, WA. Sponsored by Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
NTIS Title Notes Rept. for Jan 91-Jul 93.
Title Annotations Reprint: Enhanced Combustion Woodstove (ECW) Technology.
Category Codes 68A; 89B; 89H; 97J; 97R
NTIS Prices PC A02/MF A01
Primary Description 600/13
Document Type NT
Cataloging Source NTIS/MT
Control Number 423125399
Origin NTIS
Type CAT