Wood Stove and Oven Catalytic Converters and Combustors

Whitebeam designs and supplies catalytic converters to reduce fumes from cooking and heating appliances, especially rapid cook ovens, pyrolytic self-cleaning ovens and wood burning stoves. Catalytic converters are an effective way of minimising various organic fumes including VOCs, carbon monoxide and condensable particulate matter.

Our approach is to design a catalytic converter so that it meets our customer's requirements in terms of performance, cost and durability. To give ourselves the most flexibility we make use of a wide range of technologies, both traditional and innovative, for the 'substrates' (which provide the surface for the coating to be applied to) and the coating which is responsible for the chemical reaction.

It is a good idea to select the type of substrate first, and the four most useful types for cooking and heating appliances are described below.

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ceramic honeycomb

Ceramic honeycombs are used as the basis for most catalytic converters installed in cooking and heating appliances. Their ...

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metal honeycomb

Metal honeycombs have thinner walls than the ceramic variety, which leads to a lower pressure drop for a given amount ...

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ceramic foam

Ceramic foams are a relatively new alternative on which catalytic converters can be based. Their structure causes ...

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knitted wire

Knitted wire is often used to make grease filters in ovens, but if a catalytic coating is applied to the wire the grease filter ...

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