Air Curtain Incinerators
What is an Air Curtain Incinerator?
Air curtain incinerators are devices that burn wood waste like trees and brush. ACIs have an insulated box to burn the wood waste and a fan powered by a diesel engine that blows a curtain of air over the box. Oregon uses ACIs for both wildfire cleanup and fire prevention efforts. ACIs are an alternative to traditional open burning and produce less harmful smoke and particulate matter.
There are two types of air curtain incinerators; one ACI produces biochar and the other produces ash. Both types of ACIs are powered by a diesel engine that must meet the cleanest Tier 4 engine standards available on the market. If you would like additional information, please contact Max@lrapa.org.