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Forests 2017, 8(1), 1; doi:10.3390/f8010001

Extensive Operating Experiments on the Conversion of Fuel-Bound Nitrogen into Nitrogen Oxides in the Combustion of Wood Fuel

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Department of Woodworking, Faculty of Wood Sciences and Technology, Technical University in Zvolen, T.G. Masaryka 24, 960 53 Zvolen, Slovakia
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Department of Environmental Management, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Matej Bel University, Tajovského 40, 974 01 Banská Bystrica, Slovakia
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Received: 24 September 2016 / Revised: 12 December 2016 / Accepted: 16 December 2016 / Published: 22 December 2016
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This paper presents a wide, targeted, operational experiment on the conversion of fuel-bound nitrogen to nitrogen oxides. The experiment was implemented by studying the production of energy in 16-grate boilers. The conversion factor was determined based on the nitrogen content in individual types of dendromass and on nitrogen oxide emissions in flue gases. In measuring emissions, 103 average values for the concentration of nitrous oxide were found. Every average value was set using three consecutive half-hour emission measurements. The specific thermal output of the boilers was 300 to 2500 kW. The nitrogen content in the deliberately selected dendromass was within a wide interval of Ndaf values between 0.04% and 1.26%. The dependence of the conversion factor, XNOx, upon the content of fuel-bound nitrogen is very accurately expressed by the power function. View Full-Text
Keywords: combustion; dendromass; conversion factor; fuel-bound nitrogen; nitrogen oxides combustion; dendromass; conversion factor; fuel-bound nitrogen; nitrogen oxides
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Dzurenda, L.; Hroncová, E.; Ladomerský, J. Extensive Operating Experiments on the Conversion of Fuel-Bound Nitrogen into Nitrogen Oxides in the Combustion of Wood Fuel. Forests 2017, 8, 1.

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