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Main Title Effects of combustion modifications for NOx control on utility boiler efficiency and combustion stability /
Author Dykema, Owen W.
CORP Author Aerospace Corp., El Segundo, Calif. Environment and Energy Conservation Div.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, N.C.
Publisher Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research Laboratory ; For sale by the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1977
Report Number EPA 600-2-77-190; EPA R-803283; EPA-ROAP-21ADG-089
Stock Number PB-273 057
OCLC Number 03803506
ISBN pbk.
Subjects Combustion. ; Boilers.
Additional Subjects Air pollution control ; Nitrogen oxides ; Boilers ; Combustion products ; Industrial wastes ; Performance evaluation ; Revisions ; Efficiency ; Stability ; Combustion ; Numerical analysis ; Furnaces ;
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EJAD  EPA 600/2-77-190 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 06/16/2000 DISPERSAL
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-2-77-190 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 03/17/2014
EKAM  600/2-77/190 Region 4 Library/Atlanta,GA 03/14/1997
ESAD  EPA 600-2-77-190 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-273 057 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation xiii, 91 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
The report gives results of an evaluation of the possibility that plant efficiency losses or combustion instability might limit NOx reduction by combustion modification. Data from natural-gas- and oil-fired boilers were used in the analyses. The study of effects on plant efficiency of combustion modifications for NOx reduction showed that the effects were negligible, at least within the scatter of available data. Nearly all plant efficiency variations (losses of up to 6%) resulted from plant load variation, which is not considered a combustion modification for NOx control. Combustion instability, however, appeared to be a possible limitation, if not properly understood and accounted for by hardware modifications. Fuel-rich burner operation, in the staged combustion technique, can create an unstable air-side feed system coupled mode of combustion instability. A method of analyzing such instability modes was developed for use in providing stable operating conditions, even with very fuel-rich burners.
Prepared by the Aerospace Corporation under Grant No. R803283-02, ROAP No. 21ADG-089, Program element No. 1AB014. Issued Sept. 1977. Includes bibliographical references (page 58).