Analysis of the Combustion Process of Selected Wood Biomass

  • Szymon Głowacki
  • Weronika Tulej
  • Mariusz Sojak
  • Andrzej Bryś
  • Jakub Kaczmarczyk
  • Marek Wróbel
  • Marcin Jewiarz
  • Krzysztof Mudryk
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Energy book series (SPE)


Combustion process of selected woody biomass was investigated. Four types of woody material were used for conducted experiments: poplar, pine, acacia and willow. European Union policy concerning Renewable Energy Resources (RE) is a response to increasing pollution of our globe, and, simultaneously, it introduces additional, independent supplies of energy. With the introduction of legal obligations that regulate these norms, countries that did not have appropriate percentage share of renewable energy had to comply with these regulations by implementing appropriate projects that would allow for supplies of renewable energy shortly. The work presents ecological aspect of selected materials, by showing differences in fuels obtained from woody biomass used in the experiments. It was analyzed the ash and volatile matter content and also calorific value. The experiments also show, which dendromass has the best energetics parameters, and which produces the least pollution. Poplar had the highest net calorific value (18,633 J/g), but during poplar combustion, the highest concentration of carbon oxides and nitrogen oxides was found.


Biomass Dendromass Fume Calorific value 



This research was financed by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Republic of Poland.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Fundamental Engineering, Faculty of Production EngineeringWarsaw University of Life Sciences—SGGWWarsawPoland
  2. 2.Faculty of Production and Power EngineeringUniversity of Agriculture in KrakowKrakowPoland

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