THE AUTHOR OF THIS PAGE: STUDENTS

Group 1

How well and long will the wood pellet burn, also how hot will the pellets flame be if the first pellet is compressed at 1000psi and the second at 2000psi?

pellet_mass_2.jpg
massing sawdust and wax
pellet_test_temp_2.jpg
using Vernier thermocouple

devin_1.1.jpg
temperature
devin_1.2.jpg
CO2 and O2 gas




Group 2


Which pellet will burn better and longer homemade or commercial wood pellets?

Introduction: We have been testing our home made wood pellets. We are trying to see which burns better longer and hotter!

pellet_chamber_lighting.jpg
using paper to light pellet
pellet_chamber_preston.jpg
pellet chamber
pellet_commercial.jpg
testing commercial pellets

dave_and_cody_1.1.jpg
CO2
dave_and_cody_1.3.jpg
O2

dave_and_cody_30%_1.1.jpg
Testing two thermocouplers, the one on the top collected the data

dave_and_cody_30%_1.2.jpg
CO2 and O2 gas


Group 3


Our Comparative Question was "Which type of pellet will burn at a greater temperature?" One at 80psi or 120psi.
Introduction
Advantages of using wood pellets: they have the same advantages as using firewood, they are a local, renewable, and low cost fuel. Pellets are a clean and convenient form of wood fuel that contains much less water and are denser than firewood so they are more efficient to transport. Wood pellets are considered "carbon-neutral".



pellet_chamber_cj.jpg
pellet stove
pellet_bag_3.jpg
homemade pellets
pellet_commercial.jpg

Group 5