Gaseous Emissions and Volatile Organic Compound Characterization from a Gasfying Wood Stove for Residential Application

E. Pieratti, D. Antolini, A. Boschetti, P. Baggio & M. Scotoni
Among the renewable energy sources, woody biomass offers advantages over other traditional fossil fuels, because it is abundant and widely available, and it is still largely used in mountains and agricultural communities. However, direct combustion for simple heating is a very low efficient process and, if the process is not well controlled, high carbon dioxide and particulate emissions are realised in atmosphere. The pollutant emissions are strongly influenced by the moisture content and the type...