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  • Chimneys are typically vertical, or as near as possible to vertical, to ensure that the gases flow smoothly, drawing air into the combustion in what is known as the stack, or Chimney effect.
  • The space inside a Chimney is called the flue.
  • Chimneys are adjacent to large industrial refineries, fossil fuel combustion facilities or part of buildings, steam locomotives and ships.
  • In the United States, the term ' Smokestack industry' refers to the environmental impacts of burning fossil fuels by industrial society including the electric industry during its earliest history.
  • The term smokestack is also used when referring to locomotive chimneys or ship chimneys, and the term funnel can also be used.
  • The height of a Chimney influences its ability to transfer flue gases to the external environment via stack effect.


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