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Main Title Evaluation of the efficiency of industrial flares test results / {microform} :
Author Pohl, John H. ; Payne, R. ; Lee, J.
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Payne, R.
Lee, J.
CORP Author Energy and Environmental Research Corp., Irvine, CA.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1984
Report Number EPA/600/2-84/095; EPA-68-02-3661
Stock Number PB84-199371
Subjects Factory and trade waste--Incineration ; Gases--Incineration
Additional Subjects Flares ; Industrial wastes ; Waste disposal ; Air pollution control ; Combustion products ; Performance evaluation ; Tests ; Methodology ; Combustion efficiency ; Surveys ; Sampling ; Industrial flares ; Flaring
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NTIS  PB84-199371 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 194 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
The report gives results of Phases 3 and 4 of a four-phase research program to quantify emissions from, and efficiencies of, industrial flares. Phase 1 consisted of the experimental design; Phase 2, the design of the test facilities; Phase 3, development of the test facilities; and Phase 4, data collection and analysis. The combustion efficiency of large pilot-scale flares was measured. The flame structure and combustion efficiencies were correlated with operating conditions of the flare, the size of the flare head, and properties of the flared gases. The combustion efficiency was correlated with the ratio of heating value of the gas flared to the heating value required to maintain a stable flame, and was independent of the flame head size. In turn, the heating value required to maintain a stable flame was correlated with the reciprocal of an estimated flame temperature based on properties of the flared gas. The length of the flame, entrainment into the flame, and liftoff distances were also correlated, using combinations of the Richardson Number, jet theory, and properties of the flared gas.
"EPA-600/2-84-095" "May 1984." Microform.