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Main Title Evaluation and demonstration of low-NOx burner systems for TEOR steam generators : final report : field evaluation of commercial prototype burner /
Author England, G. C. ; Kwan, Y. ; Payne, R.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Kwan, Y.
Payne, R.
CORP Author Energy and Environmental Research Corp., Irvine, CA.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
Publisher GPO,
Year Published 1985
Report Number EPA/600/7-85/013; EPA-68-02-3692
Stock Number PB85-185874
Subjects Steam-boilers ; Boilers--Fuel
Additional Subjects Burners ; Nitrogen oxides ; Air pollution control ; Boilers ; Design criteria ; Performance evaluation ; Pilot plants ; Experimental design ; Industrial wastes ; Thermal recovery methods ; Crude oil ; Bituminous sands ; Thermally enhanced oil recovery ; Enhanced recovery
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB85-185874 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 178 pages : illustrations
The report gives results of the final phase of a program to develop, demonstrate, and evaluate a low-NOx burner for crude-oil-fired steam generators used for thermally enhanced oil recovery (TEOR). The burner designed and demonstrated under this program was developed from design criteria established in bench- and pilot-scale experiments. The report describes the successful installation and testing of a full-scale (16 MWt) commercial prototype burner in the Kern County, CA, oil fields on a conventional TEOR steam generator. A 30-day continuous monitoring test demonstrated the capability of the burner to continuously maintain NOx emissions of 70 ppm with CO emissions below 50 ppm and particulate emissions below 0.23 g/dscm. Detailed emission measurements also showed negligible emissions of organic species, including EPA priority pollutants. Thermal efficiency of the steam generator was similar to that prior to the low-NOx retrofit and was within the normal range for conventional steam generators. The mechanical performance of all major burner components was satisfactory.
Caption title. "March 1985." "EPA-600/7-85/013." Microfiche.