Characteristics of Wood Combustion in a Portuguese Fireplace and Stove

L.A.C. Tarelho, A.I. Calvo, D.S.F. Neves, C.A. Alves & M.A.A. Matos
This work presents the main physical characteristics and operating conditions of a fireplace and a stove commonly used in Portugal for domestic heating based on biomass combustion. The fuel used was wood from pine and eucalyptus. The general trend during the batch combustion of wood logs was characterized by three main periods: i) a first period of fuel heating followed by fuel drying and initial steps of devolatilization without the existence of a visible flame,...