A study of the heating and energy efficiency of thermally-modified firewood

Seog Goo Kang, Chul Choi, Chang Goo Lee, Dong Won Son, Jae Kyung Yang, Chun Won Kang, Junji Matsumura

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This study was performed to evaluate the suitability and burning characteristics of thermally-modified wood for use as auto camping charcoal. Four aspects of the burning were measured using a cone calorimeter: ignition time, total heat released, heat release rate, and flame-out time. In addition, elemental analysis was carried out using an elemental analyzer. Thermally-modified wood has short ignition and flame-out times because of its low Oxygen/Carbon rate. The total heat released and the heat release rate of thermally-modified wood is higher than that of other wood due to its low oxygen and nitrogen rate and high HHV (Higher Heating Values). With a shorter flame-out time, carbonization takes less time, and the maintenance time is longer. These characteristics of thermally-modified wood make it favorable for use as auto camping charcoal.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)197-201
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the Faculty of Agriculture, Kyushu University
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Agronomy and Crop Science


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