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Fuel Properties of Woody Pellets in Domestic Markets of Korea
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 Title & Authors
Fuel Properties of Woody Pellets in Domestic Markets of Korea
Oh, Jae-Heun; Hwang, Jin-Sung; Cha, Du-Song;
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 Abstract
This study investigated physical properties and combustion gas characteristics for 8 types of wood pellets (4 domestic and 4 imported products) distributed in the domestic market. Results showed that most pellet types were first-grade pellets in the wood pellet quality standards in Korea with the exception of 3 pellet types from K company (second-grade in mechanical durability), G company (off-grade in nitrogen content) and P company (second-grade in ash percentage). Mixed pellets which contained more lignin and sap content were higher in mechanical durability (%) than that of white pellets. From the combustion gas analysis results, NOx emitted from all pellets combustion was at acceptable levels for national emission standard of the Clean Air Conservation Act except for pellets from G company. In addition, CO levels from all types of wood pellets were acceptable except for pellets from D company and domestic pellets were higher CO levels than imported pellets. These results indicate the higher CO levels in domestic pellets due to the usage of forest thinning materials including logging debris which usually had the high content of bark.
 Keywords
combustion;forest biomass;fuel properties;woody pellet;wood pellet quality standards;
 Language
English
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