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Achieving Price Stability for Precious Metal Catalytic Converters

Achieving Price Stability for Precious Metal Catalytic Converters

Precious metals such as platinum and palladium are integral components in the majority of catalytic converters used in wood stoves and commercial ovens. These metals, while effective in their catalytic roles, come with a hefty price tag. Platinum currently commands approximately Euro 26 per gram, with palladium surpassing that at about Euro 36 per gram. This article explores the challengesContinue reading “Achieving Price Stability for Precious Metal Catalytic Converters”

UK Woodstove Regulations Post-Brexit: A Path Diverging from the EU?

The aftermath of the Brexit referendum led to a series of significant decisions regarding the UK’s relationship with the European Union. Among these was the potential divergence of British product standards from EU product standards, resulting in the development of a UK-specific certification mark, the UKCA mark, to replace the familiar CE mark. While thisContinue reading “UK Woodstove Regulations Post-Brexit: A Path Diverging from the EU?”

Demystifying Condensable Particulate Matter: What You Need to Know

In everyday scenarios, we often encounter situations where exhaust emissions raise questions about the performance of pollution control devices, such as diesel particulate filters. This article delves into the concept of condensable particulate matter and its significance in understanding emissions from various sources, including vehicles, stoves, and industrial processes. Defining Condensable Particulate Matter Condensable particulate matter refers to substances thatContinue reading “Demystifying Condensable Particulate Matter: What You Need to Know”

Should Woodstoves Be Banned in Cities? A Deeper Look

The debate over whether domestic wood burning, often associated with health concerns, should lead to the banning of woodstoves in urban areas is a complex issue. In this article, we present several reasons why a complete ban may not be the best approach, emphasising the need for a more balanced strategy to address air pollution. A Forward-Thinking Approach Rather thanContinue reading “Should Woodstoves Be Banned in Cities? A Deeper Look”

Reducing emissions from older woodstoves

Although the latest Ecodesign woodstoves are better for the environment, there are millions of older stoves in use throughout Europe, which really need to clean up their act. With these in mind, we have developed the Puriflue, a catalytic converter specifically designed for retrofitting to pre-Ecodesign woodstoves. Further information is available on the product pageContinue reading “Reducing emissions from older woodstoves”

Reducing air pollution from wood burning stoves

Burning wood sounds simple, but it’s actually a surprisingly complicated process involving six discrete stages, during which the solid wood is gradually converted into flammable gases, which are then oxidised to produce heat. In an ideal combustion process the only emissions would be carbon dioxide and water, but in reality some pollutants are also produced.Continue reading “Reducing air pollution from wood burning stoves”