EBMB バイオマスプロセス実験装置


The Biomass Process Unit, "EBMB", designed by EDIBON, is a unit that allows the user to study heating systems and how to obtain domestic hot water with a biomass boiler.



The main element of the unit is the biomass boiler, which will heat the water that will flow through the other components transferring its heat.

The boiler is a biomass boiler of 16 kW that works with pellet and other granulated fuels. The body of the boiler is made of steel with a thickness of 5 mm that guarantees a long operating life. It includes a burner made of high temperature stainless steel with self-cleaning system, which allows the use of several granulated fuels apart from Pellet.

The boiler has ashes extraction boxes, besides it facilitates the access to cleaning and maintenance areas.

The boiler heats water that is impelled by a electronic console circulating pump through the circuit.

The unit also includes a three-ways solenoid valve that distributes the water heated by the biomass boiler towards two primary circuits: one towards the double jacket of the storage tank to obtain domestic hot water and the other towards the unit heater to generate heating.

This valve, when activated, allows the passage of water towards both directions. On the other hand, when deactivated, it closes the water passage towards the unit heater and increases the water flow towards the hot water storage tank.

The capacity of the storage tank is 60 l and it is made of AISI 316 Ti stainless steel. This material has an excellent behavior against corrosion and high temperatures. It has a double jacket through which the water previously heated in the boiler flows, constituting the primary circuit. There is a solenoid valve, located in the tap water inlet line towards the storage tank to be heated, that will be opened or closed according to the requirements.

The part of the unit where the heating generation is studied consists of an air heater controlled from the electric console, which is inside a methacrylate room, allowing the student to control the time it takes to heat the box to the desired temperature.The primary circuit is closed with the recycling of both the water from the circuit that has already given its heat in the storage tank and the water leaving the unit heater. Both lines are joined and enter the boiler again, thus closing the primary circuit.



  1. Familiarization with the operation of a heating and DHW system with biomass boilers.
  2. Start-up of a biomass boiler.
  3. Determining the inlet and outlet temperature of the heating water.
  4. Determining the temperature of the domestic hot water.
  5. Measurement of the heat transfer of different biomass fuels to the heating water.
  6. Energy balance in the heating circuit (unit heater) with different types of biomass fuels.
  7. Energy balance in the sanitary water circuit with different types of biomass fuels.
  8. Influence of the heating water flow variation in the heat transfer.