• Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
permaculture forums growies critters building homesteading energy monies living kitchen purity ungarbage community wilderness fiber arts art permaculture artisans regional education experiences global resources the cider press projects digital market permies.com all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • Nicole Alderman
  • raven ranson
  • paul wheaton
  • Jocelyn Campbell
  • Julia Winter
garden masters:
  • Anne Miller
  • Pearl Sutton
  • thomas rubino
  • Bill Crim
  • Kim Goodwin
  • Joylynn Hardesty
  • Amit Enventres
  • Mike Jay
  • Dan Boone

Carbon Filter the Exhaust? Can we make a low-emissions heater?  RSS feed

Posts: 10
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I am wondering if anyone with "real-life" rocket mass heater experience can tell me if they think filtering the exhaust air with carbon (maybe fine biochar?) would hinder the airflow so much that the fire would be difficult to light. I am wondering because I want to experiment with burning trash and other things that have nasty inks, bleaches, chemicals, whatever on them (with an ash cleanout, of course!)
Posts: 2771
Location: Southern alps, on the French side of the french /italian border 5000ft high Southern alpine climate.
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Conner, i think your filter would hinder the flow big time, exept if it's huge.

I know that creosote is burned in a rocket, dyoxin too. A properly working rocket, even more a batch rocket should burn between 900C° and 1200C° on a regularr basis. Don't feed any of the nasties before it's hot, and you should be all right. Most of the organic or chemical compounds don't resist such temperatures.

And having lower CO than this http://donkey32.proboards.com/post/13489/thread

Would be complicated

The government thinks you are too stupid to make your own lightbulb choices. But this tiny ad thinks you are smart:
Thread Boost feature
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
Boost this thread!