Saturday, 8 October 2011

Catalytic Wood Stoves And Non Catalytic Wood Stoves

This is my first time to hear of the catalytic wood stove. What is the catalytic wood stove? Versus the catalytic wood stove, there is the non catalytic wood stove. So what is the so-called catalytic wood stove and non catalytic wood stove, two major types of technology that are being used in the new Certified EPA standards stoves.

As we all know that, nowadays, more and more people are returning to the wood stove to heat their home or cooking the food. With all the advanced technology and science available on wood burning stoves, wood heat has become ever more affordable source of heat.

For the two types of stoves, catalytic wood stove and non catalytic wood stove, the two major methods used are the secondary combustion method and the catalytic converter method. Each technology has advantages and disadvantages. The basic premise is that smoke is nothing but unburned gases and particles, which these gases and particles have been proven to be harmful to human kind’s health.

A type of wood stove in which the smoky exhaust is passed through a coated ceramic honeycomb inside the stove where the smoke gases and particles ignite and burn. Catalytic stoves were introduced to comply with a 1988 EPA regulation that set mandatory smoke emission limits for wood stoves of 4.1 grams of smoke per hour for catalytic stoves and 7.5 grams per hour for non-catalytic stoves. Catalytic stoves are able to produce long, even heat output.

While non catalytic stoves, we can call it for short, non-cats can't match the even heat output of catalytic stoves, their owners can enjoy watching the beautiful fire they create. The baffle and some other internal parts of a non-catalytic stove will need replacement from time to time as they deteriorate with the high heat of efficient combustion.

Therefore, the goal of the clean air act is to remove these gases and particles from wood burning stoves and other solid fuel burning appliances before they are spewed into the atmosphere in the form of smoke. The concept of the new high tech log burning stoves incorporate is to burn these pollutants before they leave the stove.

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