A Comprehensive Wood Combustion Model for Domestic Stoves

V. Fichet, F. Tabet, P. Plion, A.E. Khalfi, F. Chopin & F. Castagno
Wood has always been recognized as a major source for domestic heating in Europe. However, wood heating systems often imply high emissions. This paper presents the efforts toward a reliable baseline computational fluid dynamics (CFD) model for a domestic wood log stove (10 KW) which can be used for diagnosis and optimization as well as the design of new efficient wood log stoves. The model accounts for the different phases of wood combustion (pyrolysis, gasification,...