Record Display for the EPA National Library Catalog

RECORD NUMBER: 18 OF 181

OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Application of combustion modifications to industrial combustion equipment /
Author Hunter, S. C. ; Carter, W. A. ; McElroy, M. W. ; Cherry, S. S. ; Buening, H. J.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Hunter, S. C.
CORP Author KVB, Inc., Tustin, CA.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Publisher The Office ; Available to the public through the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1979
Report Number EPA/600/7-79/015; KVB-6002-743; EPA-68-02-2144
Stock Number PB-294 214
OCLC Number 53965589
Subjects Furnaces--Combustion--Environmental aspects. ; Air--Pollution.
Additional Subjects Air pollution control ; Internal combustion engines ; Industrial wastes ; Combustion products ; Gas turbine engines ; Furnaces ; Boilers ; Burners ; Nitrogen oxides ; Sulfur oxides ; Carbon monoxide ; Hydrocarbons ; Heaters ; Organic compounds ; Particles ; Equipment ; Field tests ; Performance evaluation ; Design criteria ; Trace elements ; Combustion modification ; Staged combustion
Holdings
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
Modified
Checkout
Status
NTIS  PB-294 214 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 01/01/1988
Collation x, 548 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Abstract
The report gives results of a field test program to evaluate the effect of minor combustion modifications on pollutant emissions from a variety of industrial combustion equipment types. Tested were 22 units, including refinery process heaters; clay and cement kilns; steel and aluminum furnaces; boilers burning black liquor, wood bark, and CO gas; internal combustion engines; and gas-turbine combined cycles. Process variables, fuel types, excess air reduction, burner adjustments, and staged combustion were evaluated primarily for their effect on NOx emissions. Emissions of NOx, SOx, CO, and HC were measured on all units. Emissions of particulate mass and size, trace species, and organics were measured on selected units. Baseline (as-found) NOx emissions from the test units varied from 35 to 1320 ng/J (52 to 2250 ppm corrected to 3% O2, dry basis). With combustion modifications, NOx emissions from some units were reduced by up to 69%; however, for certain kinds of equipment, NOx reductions were low or insignificant. The main conclusion was that combustion modifications can be applied to many devices without process disruption; however, process limitations on certain types of equipment restrict the degree of NOx reduction that can be achieved.
Notes
"Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Energy, Minerals, and Industry, Research Triangle Park, N.C." Jan. 1979. Includes bibliographical references. "Contract no. 68-02-2144, program element no. EHE624A." Microfiche.