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Main Title Low emission burners for automotive Rankine cycle engines /
Author Hazard, Herbert R. ; Fischer, R. D. ; McComis., C.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Hutchins, F. Peter.
Barber, K. F.
Fischer, Robert D.
McComis, Clarence.
CORP Author Battelle Columbus Labs., Ohio.;Environmental Protection Agency, Ann Arbor, Mich. Mobile Source Pollution Control Program.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Air and Water Programs, Mobile Source Pollution Control Program, Advanced Automotive Power Systems Development Division,
Year Published 1973
Report Number APTD-1516; EPA-70-117
Stock Number PB-238 093
OCLC Number 45533999
Subjects Automobiles--Motors--Research ; Rankine cycle ; Automobiles--Motors--Exhaust gas
Additional Subjects Automobile engines ; Oil burners ; Exhaust gases ; Gas flow ; Flames ; Performance evaluation ; Design ; Atomizing ; Nozzles ; Nitrogen oxides ; Exhaust gases ; Chemical composition ; Rankine cycle ; Rankine cycle power systems ; Exhaust gas recirculation systems ; Air pollution control ; Combustors
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EKBD  EPA-APTD-1516 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 12/15/2000
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA APTD-1516 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ESAD  APTD-1516 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-238 093 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 44 p. : ill., plans ; 28 cm.
The report discusses the results of a combustion technology program to develop a full-scale burner suitable for an automotive Rankine-cycle engine. Emission goals for the program were the 1980 AAPS Goals. In the course of the program burners based on four different burner concepts were developed and evaluated. Each of these was optimized by experimental development, and data for the optimum configurations are reported. The burner configuration which met all contract requirements was a rich-primary burner having internal cooling of the primary zone with boiler tubes. It could be operated over the firing range from 110 to 1 lb fuel per hour and met emission goals at all firing rates. The effect of EGR (Exhaust Gas Recirculation) on NOx emission was explored on two configurations. It was found that EGR reduced NOx emission significantly for both configurations.
EPA project officers: F. Peter Hutchins and K.F. Barber. Prepared by Battelle Columbus Laboratories for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Air and Water Programs, Mobile Source Pollution Control Program, Advanced Automotive Power Systems Division. "April 1973." Includes bibliographical references (p. 43). "APTD-1516." PB-238 093.
Contents Notes
The Rankine-cycle engine has been selected by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as one of the most promising candidates for the automotive engine of the future because of its potential for low emission of air pollutants. However, automotive service imposes severe demands upon a Rankine-cycle combustion system, including an extremely wide turn-down range, very small size, and low pressure drop to minimize auxiliary power. In view of the difficulty anticipated in meeting such requirements, development of combustion technology was one of the first tasks to be started in te EPA Advanced Automotive Power Systems Program for development of automotive Rankine-cycle engines. This report discusses results of a combustion technology program carried out at Battelle, Columbus Laboratories under this program.