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Keyword: forest residue management

Comparison of heat transfer and soil impacts of air curtain burner burning and slash pile burning

Publications Posted on: August 29, 2017
We measured soil heating and subsequent changes in soil properties between two forest residue disposal methods: slash pile burning (SPB) and air curtain burner (ACB). The ACB consumes fuels more efficiently and safely via blowing air into a burning container. Five burning trials with different fuel sizes were implemented in northern California, USA. Soil temperature was measured at 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, and 8 cm depth.