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Main Title Pollutant Control Techniques for Package Boilers: Hardware Modifications and Alternate Fuels.
Author Cichanowicz, J. E. ; Heap, M. P. ; McMillan, R. E. ; Zoldak, F. D. ;
CORP Author Energy and Environmental Research Corp., Irvine, CA. ;Foster Wheeler Energy Corp., Livingston, NJ.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab.-Cincinnati, OH.
Year Published 1984
Report Number EPA-68-02-1498; EPA-600/7-84-012;
Stock Number PB84-153212
Additional Subjects Air pollution control ; Nitrogen oxides ; Boilers ; Burners ; Design criteria ; Performance evaluation ; Revisions ; Industrial wastes ; Combustion products ; Flue gases ; Package boilers ; Alternate fuels ; Combustion modification
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB84-153212 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 235p
The report gives results of investigations of four ways to control nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions from package boilers (both field operating boilers and boiler simulators): (1) variations in combustor operating procedure; (2) combustion modification (flue gas recirculation and staged combustion); (3) use of an alternate fuel, methanol; and (4) burner design optimization. Comparative tests were conducted in a firetube boiler. Reduced excess-air firing was the only NOx control that both reduced emissions and increased thermal efficiency. Flue gas recirculation and staged combustion had negligible effects on boiler operating efficiency. Conversion to methanol results in a considerable decrease in thermal efficiency because of the water vapor's increasing the enthalpy of the flue gas.