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Efficiency enhancement of wood stove integrated with catalytic combustor and modified chimney

G. Murali, P. Goutham, I. Enamul Hasan, P. Anbarasan, G. Ashok
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Adhiyamaan College of Engineering, Hosur – 635 109, Tamil Nadu, India.

Carbon – Science and Technology 6/4 (2014) 15 – 22.

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Keywords: Catalytic combustion, wood stove, energy, Bioenergy, Biofuel

Abstract: Domestic wood combustion produces smoke that is harmful to human health and increases fine particle level in the atmosphere. Some necessary changes in the design are essential in the domestic wood stove in order to improve the performance and scale down the emission. In this work, an improved wood stove integrated with the catalytic combustor and modified chimney that uses wood as fuel has been experimentally evaluated. Water boiling test, cooking test and emission test have been conducted to evaluate the performance of the stove. It was observed that emission has been considerably controlled because of the incorporation of catalytic combustor. The heat losses through the walls of stove decreased by providing ceramic insulation. The thermal efficiency value of an improved wood stove obtained was 41.18% and this is 31.52% higher than traditional stove. The improved wood stove results better performance than a traditional wood stove.



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