Chem 30-3: Comparing Fuel Oil and Biomass Use in Heating Systems
Objective: To explore the chemical nature of two heating fuels
Introduction: As concerns about climate change rise, alternate fuels are being sought out to replace some of the use of fossil fuels. In the NWT fuel oil (a petroleum product) is often used as a heating source, resulting in the production of greenhouse gases. In attempts to reduce these gases, one alternative that is being explored is the uses of wood pellets, which when processed and burned efficiently are considered carbon neutral. This lesson aims to compare the use of both of these fuels as a heating source.
Curriculum Connections: Unit A – 1.1-1.2sts, 1.1-1.2s, 2.1-2.3sts, 2.2s Unit C – 1.1-1.2k, 2.4k, 2.3s