Efficiency of using solid wood fuels in maple syrup evaporators [report]

Lawrence D. Garrett
1981 unpublished
A study sf eommereial, wood-fired evaporators revealed that normal expected thermal efficiencies are between 35 and 50 percent. The moisture content and quality of ~o o d fuels used and the desigrl and method of firing the evaporator are critical in determining evaporator efficiency and the economic implications of using wood. Garrett, hwreraee D. 1981. Efficiency of using solid wood fuels in maple symp evaporators. Northeat. For, Exp. Sdn., Broomail, Pa. 10 p" illus, (USDA For, Sew, Res. P L~,
more » ... or, Sew, Res. P L~, ME-486) A study of eommercidi2, wood-6red evaporadrs~ reveded that normal expected dhemd efficiencies are beejveen 35 to 50 percent, The moisture content and quality of wood fuels used and the desip and method of fifing the evaporator are critic& in detemining evaporator efdeiency and the economic impliesations s f using wood.
doi:10.2737/ne-rp-486 fatcat:pmixtv3mnjhc7hxuuosh6huw74