Application of high temperature catalysis to abate emissions from a small scale combustion system
DBFZ Deutsches Biomasseforschungszentrum gemeinnützige GmbH, 116 Torgauer St., 04347 Leipzig, Germany; *Correspondence: Saad.Butt@dbfz.de
A newly designed downdraft wood stove achieved low-emission heating by integrating an alumina-supported mixed metal oxide catalyst in the combustion chamber operated under high temperature conditions. Since the mixed metal oxide catalysts have been the center of attention regarding their applicability at high temperatures, a novel idea has been put into practice by integrating them in a small scale combustion system in order to mitigate the emissions. The alumina-supported mixed metal oxide catalyst reduced the volatile hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide and carbonaceous aerosols by more than 60%.