Results from the study are summarised in Table 1. The emissions rate in g/kg is obtained directly from measurements recorded by the portable emissions sampler. This shows the grams of particulate emissions per kilogram of fuel burned, where the fuel weight is expressed on a dry weight basis. This is the same as used in AS/NZS 4013 for laboratory measurements of particulate emissions.
Table 1: Summary of results for pellet burners
Average emissions rate (g/kg)
Pre-1994 heater replaced*
* This is the number of the heater from Environment Waikato 2006,2 which describes the results of emissions tests on households participating in the Warm Homes Pilot Project before removal of their pre-1994 wood burner.
2 Environment Waikato 2006, Real-life Emissions Testing of Pre-1994 Woodburners in New Zealand, Environment Waikato Technical Report 06/05. See Appendix B.