What are wood pellets? Wood pellets – a standardized cylindrical pressed product of the dry, desolate wood, such as flour milling operation of cutting machine, sawdust, shavings, chips, sanding dust, the remnants of forest wood, etc. Wood pellets are made without chemical fixers under high pressure. Pellets for Pellet Stoves can also be made from other organic products: hay, straw, peat, and so on.
In this article we will try to find wood pellets pros and cons. Hope it will help you to make right choice.
Comparative Analysis of Different Fuel Types
|Type of fuel||The heat of combustion MJ / kg||% of sulfur||Calorific kVt-hour/kg||% of ash||Carbon dioxide kg / GJ|
|Coal||15 – 20||1 – 3||4,65||10 – 40||
|Wood chips, sawdust||10 – 12||
Wood Pellets Specification
- Diameter 7mm
- Length from 2 to 5 diameters
- Humidity 12%
- Bulk weight 0, 630 tons / m ²
- Specific gravity of 1.2 t / m ²