This study presents the experimental results on CO emissions and performance analysis obtained from two
commercially available Belgian made modern wood stoves with capacity of 10 kW and 20 kW nominal heat output.
Four batches in the 10 kW stove and six batches in the 20 kW stove were performed. The gaseous emissions of CO,
CO2 and O2 were continuously measured during the combustion tests. The CO emissions during the startup phase
were significant and about 4 times higher than combustion phase of the 10 kW stove and 3 times higher than the 20
kW stove. The total CO emissions from all the batches varied from 447 to 1185 mg/Nm3 for the 10 kW stove and 958 to 1545 mg/Nm3 for the 20 kW stove.
The combustion efficiency obtained from all the batches was 79.5±0.7 % for the 10 kW stove and 77.1±1.2 % for the 20 kW stove. The results show that the total CO emissions from all batches of both stoves (with exception for the Batch 1 of 20 kW) satisfied the limit value of the NBN EN 13229 standard, while the combustion efficiency from both stoves satisfied the limit of the standard. The results of CO emissions and combustion efficiency from this study could be useful for the improvement of the combustion process to reduce emissions from these devices.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2301-2306
Number of pages6
JournalEnergy Procedia
Publication statusPublished - 31 Dec 2014
EventInternational Conference on Applied Energy - Taipei, Taiwan
Duration: 30 May 20142 Jun 2014

    Research areas

  • Wood stove, combustion cycle, CO emissions, combustion efficiency, standard NBN EN 13229

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