SIZE DISTRIBUTION OF NANOPARTICLES GENERATED BY A HEATING STOVE BURNING WOOD PELLETS

Mario Commodo, Lee Anne Sgro, Andrea D’Anna, Patrizia Minutolo

Abstract


In this work we investigate the size distribution of particulate matter emitted from a heating stove burning pellet. The effect of fuel contamination by metal nanoparticle is also investigated by seeding the pellet with Cu nanoparticles. Pellet stove emit mainly nanometric particles. The initial transient regime is characterized by stronger oscillations over time and a larger amount of emitted particles respect to the stationary regime. The larger number of emitted particles are in the size range of 100 nm-1mm.


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pellet stove; nanoparticles; emissions

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DOI: 10.6092/issn.2281-4485/3747

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