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Particulate Matter Produced by Micro-Scale Biomass Combustion in an Oxygen-Lean Atmosphere

POLÁČIK, J. ŠNAJDÁREK, L. ŠPILÁČEK, M. POSPÍŠIL, J. SITEK, T.

Original Title

Particulate Matter Produced by Micro-Scale Biomass Combustion in an Oxygen-Lean Atmosphere

English Title

Particulate Matter Produced by Micro-Scale Biomass Combustion in an Oxygen-Lean Atmosphere

Type

journal article in Web of Science

Language

en

Original Abstract

This article extends earlier research by the authors that was devoted to the experimental evaluation of ultra-fine particles produced by the laboratory combustion of beechwood samples. These particles can have severe influence on human health. The current paper presents a parametrical study carried out to assess the influence of the composition of the atmosphere and the temperature on the production of ultra-fine particles during the micro-scale combustion process. The paper presents a laboratory procedure that incorporate the thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) and detailed monitoring of the size distribution of the produced fine particles. The study utilises the laboratory scale identification of the formation and growth of the fine particles during the temperature increase of beech wood samples. It also compares the particle emissions produced by beech heartwood and beech bark. The size of the emitted particles is very strongly influenced by the concentration of light volatiles released from the heated wood sample. From the experimental study, decreasing oxygen content in the atmosphere generally results in higher particulate matter (PM) production.

English abstract

This article extends earlier research by the authors that was devoted to the experimental evaluation of ultra-fine particles produced by the laboratory combustion of beechwood samples. These particles can have severe influence on human health. The current paper presents a parametrical study carried out to assess the influence of the composition of the atmosphere and the temperature on the production of ultra-fine particles during the micro-scale combustion process. The paper presents a laboratory procedure that incorporate the thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) and detailed monitoring of the size distribution of the produced fine particles. The study utilises the laboratory scale identification of the formation and growth of the fine particles during the temperature increase of beech wood samples. It also compares the particle emissions produced by beech heartwood and beech bark. The size of the emitted particles is very strongly influenced by the concentration of light volatiles released from the heated wood sample. From the experimental study, decreasing oxygen content in the atmosphere generally results in higher particulate matter (PM) production.

Keywords

particulate matter; fine particles; combustion particles; nucleation; particle growth

Released

01.12.2018

Publisher

MDPI

ISBN

1996-1073

Periodical

ENERGIES

Year of study

11

Number

12

State

CH

Pages from

1

Pages to

10

Pages count

10

URL

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Documents

BibTex


@article{BUT151546,
  author="Ján {Poláčik} and Ladislav {Šnajdárek} and Michal {Špiláček} and Jiří {Pospíšil} and Tomáš {Sitek}",
  title="Particulate Matter Produced by Micro-Scale Biomass Combustion in an Oxygen-Lean Atmosphere",
  annote="This article extends earlier research by the authors that was devoted to the experimental evaluation of ultra-fine particles produced by the laboratory combustion of beechwood samples. These particles can have severe influence on human health. The current paper presents a parametrical study carried out to assess the influence of the composition of the atmosphere and the temperature on the production of ultra-fine particles during the micro-scale combustion process. The paper presents a laboratory procedure that incorporate the thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) and detailed monitoring of the size distribution of the produced fine particles. The study utilises the laboratory scale identification of the formation and growth of the fine particles during the temperature increase of beech wood samples. It also compares the particle emissions produced by beech heartwood and beech bark. The size of the emitted particles is very strongly influenced by the concentration of light volatiles released from the heated wood sample. From the experimental study, decreasing oxygen content in the atmosphere generally results in higher particulate matter (PM) production.",
  address="MDPI",
  chapter="151546",
  doi="10.3390/en11123359",
  howpublished="online",
  institution="MDPI",
  number="12",
  volume="11",
  year="2018",
  month="december",
  pages="1--10",
  publisher="MDPI",
  type="journal article in Web of Science"
}