Combustion Properties of Norwegian Biomass: Wood Chips and Forest Residues
Flue gas emissions and particle size distribution were investigated during combustion experiments of wood, forest residue and mixtures of these two. The combustion experiments were carried out in a grate fired multi-fuel reactor with and without air staging at stable operation conditions and constant temperature of 850 °C. The overall excess air ratio was held at 1.6, and the primary excess air ratio was 0.8 during air staged experiments. NOx emissions are reduced by air staging. Fly ash particle concentration of forest residues in the flue gas is lower than wood. Aerosols number increased in the staged experiments for fuel blends.
E. Houshfar, J. Sandquist, W. Musinguzi, R. A. Khalil, M. Becidan, Ø. Skreiberg, F. Goile, T. Løvås, L. Sørum, "Combustion Properties of Norwegian Biomass: Wood Chips and Forest Residues", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 110-116, pp. 4564-4568, 2012