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Main Title Catalytic oxidation of fuels for NOx control from area sources /
Author Kesselring, John P. ; Kesselring, J. P. ; Brown, R. A. ; Schreiber, R. J. ; Moyer., C. B.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Kesselring, J. F.
CORP Author Acurex Corp., Mountain View, Calif. Aerotherm Div.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, N.C.
Publisher Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development ; For sale by the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1976
Report Number EPA-600/2-76-037; EPA-68-02-1318; EPA-ROAP-21AUZ-019
Stock Number 22161
OCLC Number 02909061
Subjects Air--Pollution--United States ; Catalysis ; Oxidizing agents ; Hydrocarbons
Additional Subjects Furnaces ; Boilers ; Air pollution control ; Catalytic converters ; Nitrogen oxides ; Space heating ; Combustion products ; Commercial buildings ; Industrial plants ; Thermal efficiency ; Flue gases ; Heat transfer ; Design criteria ; Efficiency ; Heat transfer ; Beds(Process engineering) ; Stationary sources ; Point sources ; Nonpoint sources ; Catalyst beds ; Catalyst supports
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EKBD  EPA-600/2-76-037 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 06/13/2003
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-2-76-037 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ESAD  EPA 600-2-76-037 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-252 195 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 198 unnumbered pages. : illustrations, graphs ; 28 cm.
The report gives results of a review of the state-of-the-art of catalytic combustion concepts, and of an assessment of the applicability of catalytic combustion to gas- and oil-fired home heaters and commercial and industrial boilers. Newly developed high-temperature support materials will greatly enhance the field of high-temperature catalytic combustion, but current catalyst systems are limited by the catalyst coating to much lower temperatures than the supports. To keep combustor temperatures below those that would cause catalyst degradation, to achieve high system efficiency, and to prevent NOx formation, combustion system concepts such as two-stage combustion, flue gas recirculation, and bed heat removal appear necessary. Application of these concepts to home furnaces appears feasible, but their application to larger size units may be more attractive because of their greater initial cost, generally more sophisticated controls, better supervision of equipment, and heat transfer characteristics.
Prepared by Aerotherm Division, Acurex Corporation, Mountain View, California, under contract no. 68-02-1318, task 12, ROAP no. 21AUZ-019, program element no. 1AB015. Includes bibliographical references (pages R-1-4).