It’s that time of year, and thoughts now turn to what’s in the wood shed. John, a retired Engineer who has experimented with wood burning over the years has made three posts here.
You can find all three of his installments by entering Laswell into the search window in the upper right, and clicking on the posts..
One of the things I find interesting is John’s understanding of moisture in wood, and how we must use the BTUs in the wood to gas out the moisture, and how we can easily calculate how much energy we lose to the process of drying the wood before we can actually produce the gases that burn.
We see a few comments from followers of the wood gas community about how this moisture can be a value, and the water can even become part of the fuel. Does that thought embrace scientific fact? We do know it could be fuel if we have temps like those inside our Sun.