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Main Title Low NOx, High Efficiency Multistaged Burner: Fuel Oil Results.
Author Mulholland, J. A. ; Srivastava, R. K. ;
CORP Author Acurex Corp., Research Triangle Park, NC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
Year Published 1987
Report Number EPA-68-02-4213; EPA/600/D-87/169;
Stock Number PB87-196788
Additional Subjects Air pollution control ; Nitrogen oxides ; Fuel oils ; Combustion products ; Boilers ; Burners ; Design ; Performance ; Staged combustion ; Stationary sources
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NTIS  PB87-196788 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/21/1988
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Abstract
The paper discusses the fuel oil portion of an evaluation, utilizing a multistaged combustion burner designed for in-furnace NOx control and high combustion efficiency, for high nitrogen content fuel and waste incineration application in a 0.6 MW package boiler simulator. A low NOx precombustion chamber burner has been reduced in size by about a factor of two (from 600 to 250 ms first-stage residence time) and coupled with (1) air staging, resulting in a three-stage configuration, and (2) natural gas fuel staging, yielding up to four stoichiometric zones. Natural gas, doped with ammonia to yield a 5.8% fuel nitrogen content, and distillate fuel oil, doped with pyridine to yield a 2% fuel nitrogen content, were used to simulate high nitrogen content fuel/waste mixtures. The multistaged burner reduced NO emissions by 85% from emission levels from a conventional unstaged burner mounted on a commercial package boiler. A minimum NO emission level of 110 ppm was achieved in the fuel oil tests, from a level of 765 ppm for conventional firing.