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Main Title Effect of fuel sulfur on nitrogen oxide formation in combustion processes /
Author Wendt, J. O. L. ; Corley, T. L. ; Morcomb, J. T.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Corley, T. L.
Morcomb, J. T.
CORP Author Arizona Univ., Tucson. Dept. of Chemical Engineering.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
Publisher United States Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Energy Engineering Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1988
Report Number EPA/600/7-88/007; EPA-R-803715
Stock Number PB88-208178
Subjects Nitrogen oxides. ; Sulfur. ; Combustion gases. ; Sulphur
Additional Subjects Air pollution ; Combustion products ; Sulfur ; Nitrogen oxides ; Fossil fuels ; Combustion ; Flue gases
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB88-208178 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation 251 pages ; 28 cm
The report gives results of research that focuses on the questions: is the sulfur content of a fuel likely to have a major influence on the resulting NOx emissions; and does the presence of fuel sulfur cause major changes in mechanisms of fuel NO formation. Research results will aid in the interpretation of data on effects of fuel quality and composition on pollutant formation and will help in the development of combustion modifications for pollutant control from burning dirty fuels. The most important conclusion is that the presence of fuel sulfur will increase the ultimate conversion of fuel nitrogen to NOx under poorly mixed flame conditions that are often typical of combustion modifications. The influence of sulfur is to increase the total amount of XN species (NO + NH3 + HCN) under rich conditions, and this effect is most pronounced at high temperatures. The mechanisms occur in the post-flame or at fairly long residence times and probably involve interactions between the hydrocarbon chemistry, sulfur, and nitrogenous species.
Caption title. "May 1988." "EPA/600/7-88/007." Microfiche.