Stable Heat Release and Distribution from Batch Combustion of Wood

K. Kristjansson, E. Næss, Ø. Skreiberg & M.S. Haugen
The purpose of this work is to develop functional heat storage solutions that can increase the utility of wood stoves in low- and zero-emission buildings by dampening the peak heat release and evenly distribute heat over an extended period of time by use of an intermediate heat storage system. Numerical calculations have shown that the use of latent heat storage materials is beneficial. Such heat storage materials generally have a low thermal conductivity and they...