High-efficiency Wood Stove Development Based on CFD Analysis
Keywords:wood stove, CFD, combustion
According to community sources, firewood stoves are still widely used in households in Thailand for cooking because it is a convenient and sustainable fuel source for small stoves. The firewood stoves' primary problem is poor heating capacity, which makes the cooking take a long time, uses a lot of fuel, and produces a lot of air pollution, including smoke from combustion. Increasing the efficiency of the stoves is the objective of this research. The focus is on the heat exchange and combustion processes to enhance the firewood stove. The development of the new firewood stove uses the simulation based on CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) techniques to investigate the effects of airflow and temperature rise on combustion chambers to promote complete combustion. The comparison between a conventional stove and a newly-developed one is that it provides higher heating power and heating efficiency of 106% and 8.7% respectively.
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