Integrated analysis of biomass co-firing with gaseous fossil fuel. Environmental criteria analysis
Institute of Energy Systems and Environment, Riga Technical University, Kronvalda boulevard 1, LV-1010, Riga, Latvia; *Correspondence: Vera.Suzdalenko@rtu.lv
The goal of the research described in the paper is to study co-firing of wood pellets and gaseous fossil fuel, evaluating the influence of co-firing on efficiency, produced energy volumes, and emission production. In order to achieve the set aim and objectives a special pilot device for wood pellets and propane/butane co-firing was constructed in an accredited laboratory. The results of the experimental research allow running a complete analysis of co-firing and evaluating the influence of magnetic field on efficiency, produced heat energy volumes, and emission production. The research has a high practical significance and is aimed to increase the level of wood biomass use for energy production as well as to ensure its effective application.