Friday, January 17, 2014

How a catalytic combustor works in a wood burning stove.

Normally, smoke will burn, at temperatures around 1000 F. or higher. Burning a stove this hot would require continuous intense fire and would require a much higher wood consumption.
The solution is a stove stove equipped with a  FIRECAT catalytic combustor. Here's why...

Wood smoke gases coming in contact with the catalyst, causes chemical changes to take place. This will then allow the smoke to ignite at temperatures around 500 F. or (260 C.)

This temperature is easily achieved in the firebox of a wood burning stove.
 As the wood gases ignite and burn within the catalytic combustor, clean by-products of water vapor (H2O) and carbon dioxide (CO2) are emitted.  
With lower firebox temperatures and a slower burn, fuel consumption will decrease, but heat output won't.   
In other words, longer burns and big savings on fuel costs. 

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