Monthly ArchivesApril 2017

A transitional anti-smog resolution for Krakow was adopted standard

The Małopolska Regional Assembly adopted a resolution dated April 24, 2017 on the introduction of bans concerning the scope of the operation of installations in which fuel burning takes place in the area of the Krakow municipality in the period from 1 July 2017 to 31 August 2019. As a result, from July 1, 2017, it will not be possible to heat houses and flats using low-quality coal in Krakow. It applies to: fuels in which the mass fraction of hard coal or lignite of particle size 0-5 mm is greater than 5%, fuels containing hard coal or lignite with at least one of the following parameters: calorific value below 26 MJ / kg, ash content greater than 10%, sulfur content greater than 0.8%, ...

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Study of the real effects of the “top-down burning” method image

The Institute for Chemical Processing of Coal in Zabrze, having an accredited laboratory for solid fuel boilers, has measured the actual effects of the use of the top-down burning method on the emission of particulate matter and benzo (a) pyrene in the combustion of coal and wood. The study included 4 different boilers with manual fuel feed and one goat-type heater in which both coal and wood were burned. The study has shown that the “top-down” burning method has unpredictable effects on the amount of pollutant emissions. Its use does not in any case translate into the reduction of pollutant emissions into the air. In many trials there were no significant decreases, and on the contrary, there was an increase ...

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TOPTEN Boilers using solid fuels 2017 image

The Polish Chamber of Ecology and the Foundation for Energy Efficiency organize a competition for boilers up to 50kW, it aims at promoting the most energy efficient and the most environmentally-friendly devices. The call for entries is from 1 March to 31 August 2017. The competition can be participated by the manufacturers and distributors of solid fuel boilers up to 50 kW for installation in individual and communal buildings. Details of the competition are provided on the website: Residents of the Malopolska Region point out that not all of the boilers meeting the Class 5 requirements according to the PN-EN 303-5:2012 standard also meet the requirements of the Ecodesign so, in the case of the newly installed devices, they will not be able to apply in the ...

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