Nanoparticle Emissions from a Woody Biomass Power Plant (15 Mw)

S. Ozgen, S. Cernuschi, M. Giugliano & S. Signorini
Biomass energy is attracting more and more attention because it is a potentially CO2 neutral and renewable energy source. Nonetheless biomass combustion is reported to be an important source of ambient fine particulate matter (PM). Though large scale combustion installations such as power plants have efficient flue gas cleaning systems and are continuously monitored for stack gas conventional PM mass concentrations, ultrafine (UFP: dp <100 nm) and nanoparticle (NP: dp < 50 nm) number emissions...