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Wood-Based Biofuel Efficiency in the Heat Producing Installation

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V.K. Lyubov, A.N. Popov, E.I. Popova, P.V. Malygin, L.M. Solnyshkova

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The north-west of Russia possesses huge amount of timber resources; and the issues of the most effective use of woody biomass are relevant for this region. Involving of wood biofuel in the fuel and energy balance can reduce the negative impact of energy facilities on the environment and preserve the potential of non-renewable fuels for future generations. The efficient way for comprehensive solution of the energy and environmental problems of heat load supplying of the domestic household sector is the use of modern solid biofuels and peat-fired units. The high-efficiency heating equipment is of great importance. The work objective is to study thermal and ecological characteristics of the hot water boiler Firematic 60 (“Herz Energietechnik GmbH”, Austria) when wood pellets, bark, pressed wood-grinding dust, granulate and sod peat combustion. In the course of the experiments, we de-termine the components of the boiler's heat balance and gaseous emissions when solid fuels combustion, and study the particulate emissions and their content of soot particles. The boil-er Firematic 60 provides high environmental and economic performance when biofuels and granulate peat combustion. It should be used in the heat supply systems of low-rise build-ings in the North-Arctic region.


V.K. Lyubov, Doctor of Engineering Sciences, Professor A.N. Popov, Assistant E.I. Popova, Assistant P.V. Malygin, Assistant L.M. Solnyshkova, Student


Northern (Arctic) Federal University named after M.V. Lomonosov, Naberezhnaya Severnoy Dviny, 17, Arkhangelsk, 163002, Russian Federation; е-mail:,,,,


hot-water boiler, wood fuel, hazardous substance, soot particles emission, furnace, burner, heat loss, efficiency factor, fuel thermotechnical and particle-size characteristics.

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Lyubov V.K., Popov A.N., Popova E.I., Malygin P.V., Solnyshkova L.M. Wood-Based Biofuel Efficiency in the Heat Producing Installation. Lesnoy zhurnal [Forest-ry journal], 2017, no. 4, pp. 149–161. 10.17238/issn0536-1036.2017.4.149


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