A simple empirical model for predicting the pyrolysis rate of fuel packed bed of a woodstove has been presented. The thermolytic behavior of the fuel bed has been approximated by a pseudo-first order reaction. The reaction rate constant has been determined as function of temperature. The effect of orientation of twigs in the fuel bed arrangement and twig diameter on the reaction rate constant has been analyzed. It has been concluded that the effect of twig orientation is insignificant while the peak magnitude of reaction rate constant increased with increasing twig diameter.
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Pyrolysis Modeling in a Woodstove
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Gupta, R. "Pyrolysis Modeling in a Woodstove." Proceedings of the ASME 2008 Heat Transfer Summer Conference collocated with the Fluids Engineering, Energy Sustainability, and 3rd Energy Nanotechnology Conferences. Heat Transfer: Volume 3. Jacksonville, Florida, USA. August 10–14, 2008. pp. 73-85. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/HT2008-56083
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