How to minimize waste tire burning pollution?

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monteville

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Nov 23, 2019
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In today's America, with the ever rising cost of housing, education and healthcare, affordability is king.
Waste tires are very affordable and is being successfully used in cement kilns and glass factories because these process involve alkaline substrates that absorb SO2 into the final product.

Unfortunately, most people burning waste tires in an outdoor wood boiler don't burn them in the right way, releasing black smoke and noxious gas pollution, that is way more than the smell of SO2. I believe the noxious gas is H2S and organosulfur, which could be burnt to SO2 if fully combusted.

I believe the reason is they are burning it too fast on the bed, and without enough oxygen supply. We generally want lower bed (primary) temperature and higher cyclone (secondary) temperature.

Some people use a taller flue pipe up to 10 ft to disperse smoke away from ground level, but does this tall flue pipe generate too much draft that draws out the fuel too soon, before it could fully react with oxygen?

How should outdoor wood boilers be adjusted to minimize tire burning pollution?
 
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monteville

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So you want to burn tires in your back yard?? Glad you’re not living anywhere near me.
No, I don't burn tires, I have more than enough wood, but wood is not affordable to everyone in everywhere.
Some people don't have a car so they cannot harvest wood like we do.
Some poorer people struggle to fund their kid's college, or to pay their mortgage.
Helping them PROPERLY do it is helping ourselves.
 

brenndatomu

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So is that pic in the OP real, or something that was photo shopped to be a "tire burner"? If someone is actually making that, then it would certaily be worth investgating its real world performance before trying to DIY one...
 

gthomas785

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So is that pic in the OP real, or something that was photo shopped to be a "tire burner"? If someone is actually making that, then it would certaily be worth investgating its real world performance before trying to DIY one...
That pic is from a joke website

They have a section at the bottom about their new "rock burning power plant"
 
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clancey

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Its a interesting idea but they need like the piece says "in other words" to work on this concept more...Looks terrible but if they could get it to zero pollution and burning it might very well work on all those "assorted things"...We definitely need a new type of technology to get rid of stuff maybe they could ship it to a explosive planet or something and send it up with "one of musk" ships for space..as we learn to capture energy from one of those planets we can not live on---its a beginning and i see the possibility for the future..clancey
 

brenndatomu

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Bad LP

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Got more than enough fire power to properly ventilate it if he was my neighbor and a Husky K770 to cut it in half after it cools down.
 
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monteville

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Got more than enough fire power to properly ventilate it if he was my neighbor and a Husky K770 to cut it in half after it cools down.
Are you going to destroy the boiler of the poor widow with 3 kids to leave them with no heat in the winter? They can totally live in your big house right?
 
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peakbagger

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If folks dont recognize Troll bait then they deserve what they get
 

Bad LP

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Are you going to destroy the boiler of the poor widow with 3 kids to leave them with no heat in the winter? They can totally live in your big house right?
Yup and I’ll sleep just fine too.
No they are not moving in.
 
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stoveliker

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Google tells me this is illegal in TX. The issue is moot.
 
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salecker

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Probably illegal in the USA period.
I imagine Canada as well.
 

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