Solid fuels refer to different forms of solid combustible materials that can be burnt in order to release energy. Solid fuels include wood, hexamine fuel tablets, dry dung, wood pellets, corn, wheat, charcoal, peat, coal, rye, and other grains.
Solids fuels have a number of advantages over liquid fuels.
Given below are a few advantages of solid fuels over liquid fuels:
- Unlike liquid fuels, the danger of explosion in case of solid fuels is very rare
- Solid fuels are generally economical compared to liquid fuels
- Some liquid fuels give unpleasant odors during burning, which is not a characteristic of most solid fuels
- Liquid fuels often require special types of burners for burning, which is not the case with solid fuels
- Liquid fuels cause problems in cold climates since the oil stored in the tanks is to be heated in order to avoid the stoppage of oil flow
- Solid fuel heating option greatly reduces condensation and also eliminates household mould often associated with ‘on/off’ fires
- When it comes to health medical research has proven that solid fuel heating can reduce the risk of hay fever, asthma, and eczema
- Solid fuels have a variety of options available. From smokeless coal to Ready to Burn kiln-dried wood, different types of solid fuels are available to suit specific appliances or applications
- Solid fuels can be conveniently stored without posing a spontaneous explosion threat
- Compared to liquid fuels, solid fuels require fewer precautions during handling