Cost-Effective Mitigation of Particulate Matter Emissions in Transient Phases of Wood Combustion

M.A. Sattler, C.K. Gaegauf & M. Schmid
Enterprises selling wood heat appliances are permanently looking for cost-effective measures to mitigate flue gas emissions of their products. The key emissions to be reduced are particulate matter emissions (PME). Detailed physical and chemical on-line analysis of PME from wood log stoves in transient phases gave input on how to improve current state of the art combustion chambers. Optimization of construction material and combustion air regime resulted in PME reduction of 40% in the combustion...