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Assessment of the Moisture Effect on Gaseous Products of Self-heating of Wood Chips

Michaela Perďochová, Hana Věžníková, Martina Uhrová
Transactions of the VSB - Technical University of Ostrava, Safety Engineering Series
2017, Volume 12, Issue 2, Pages 52-60
Doi: 10.1515/tvsbses-2017-0014
Biofuels are stored in large quantities and may be susceptible to self-ignition. The possible methods of indication of temperature increase include the analysis of the gaseous products of heating where concentrations of certain gases may increase with increasing temperature. Gas release is also affected by the moisture of the material. The present project analysed the effect of temperature and moisture on gaseous products of heating of wood chips, one of frequently used biofuels, with the aim to determine a suitable gaseous indicator of beginning self-ignition.
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