Rector of the University of Žilina, Slovakia. Previously he was at positions of Vice-Rector for Development (2014-2018), Head of the Department of Power Engineering of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Žilina (2006-2014) and Deputy Head and Secretary of the Department of Thermal and Hydraulic Machines of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Žilina (1997-2006). He is author of several papers in Europe and abroad. He is a member of several scientific project teams and as well as since the year 2005 he also member of the Union Commission in the field of study 5.2.6. Energy Machines and Equipment at the University of Žilina. In the year of 1989 he stayed at the Technische Universitat in Karl Marx Stadt (today Chemnitz) in Germany for 6 months.
In his work he is focusing on energy machines and equipment and on transport machines and equipment design, as well as on experimental determination of bed temperatures during wood pellet combustion, analysis of paper sludge pellets for energy utilization and fuel change possibilities in small heat source. Previously he was focusing on hydraulic machines and equipment, hydromechanics, power machines, gas industry and experimental methods.
Title: Aspects Affecting Emissions Production from Small Heat Sources
Authors: Jozef Jandačka and Michal Holubčík
Department of Power Engineering, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Zilina, Slovakia
Solid fuels combustion, especially biomass itself as a renewable ener-gy source does not automatically ensure the best use of its energy content with low emission production. Biomass combustion with bad settings of combustion conditions can be ineffective and with a high production of emissions. The article discusses the impact of various aspects on the power and emission parameters of the heat source. The influence of the amount of combustion air, the temperature of combustion air, the relative humidity of combustion air, the fuel feeding and fuel moisture on thermal power and emission production in automatic boiler for com-bustion of wood pellets were specifically verified. The results show that appro-priate setting of these aspects has an effect on concentration of carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides and particulate matter emissions from the combustion of biomass.