solid fuel


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solid fuel

A combustible substance such as wood, paper, coal, or biomass. Burning these fuels to release heat has been associated with an increase in respiratory diseases and a reduction in childhood growth, esp. when the solid fuels are burned indoors.
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solid fuel heating hot water boiler with a thermal power of 95 kw, p = 02-03 mpa (new) 1 pc.
Solid fuel use was assessed separately for cooking and heating.
Coal in the town is sold at 3,500 soms per ton, and the price of a bag of solid fuel is 180 soms.
According to new research conducted in China, about three billion people around the world live in households that regularly burn wood, coal or other solid fuels to cook their food.
Solid fuels emit very high levels of pollutants, especially very small particles that can penetrate deep into the lungs.
"We could produce solid fuel for missiles after a year of day-and-night efforts with the help of our experts," Secretary-General of the Strategic Center of National Defense University and former deputy defense minister Brigadier General Majid Bokayee said, addressing a forum in Tehran on Sunday.
Dr Derrick Bennett, study author, University of Oxford, UK, said, "Our study suggests that people who use solid fuels for cooking should switch to electricity or gas as soon as possible."
Everybody involved in the research three quarters of whom were women cooked on solid fuel at least once a week.
We are confident this first commercial facility utilizing the Accordant technology will improve recycling performance and landfill diversion while providing a renewable solid fuel for cement kilns and utility and industrial boilers.'
In general, heating of solid fuels is cheapest and electricity is the most expensive.
The latest air quality report said: "The continued promotion of the shift from solid fuel as a method of home heating to cleaner alternatives, is the key issue regarding particulate matter levels in Ireland and the area where there is the greatest scope for improvements in air quality.