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Main Title Field testing, application of combustion modifications to control pollutant emissions from industrial boilers : phase II /
Author Cato, G. A.
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Author Title of a Work
Muzio, L. J.,
Shore, D. E.,
CORP Author KVB Engineering, Inc., Tustin, Calif.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, N.C.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development,
Year Published 1976
Report Number EPA/600-2-76-086a; 6001-43; EPA-68-02-1074; EPA-ROAP-21BCC-046
Stock Number PB-253 500
OCLC Number 02334714
ISBN pbk.
Subjects Air--Pollution--United States. ; Boilers. ; Flue gases. ; Pollution--United States--Measurement. ; Pollution--Measurement.
Additional Subjects Air pollution control ; Boilers ; Fuels ; Nitrogen oxides ; Electric power plants ; Particles ; Coal ; Fuel oil ; Natural gas ; Combustion ; Flue gases ; Combustion products ; Fossil fuel power plants ; Particle size ; Smoke ; Hydrocarbons ; Plumes ; Opacity ; Carbon monoxide ; Sulfur oxides ; Design ; Sources ; Gas sampling ; Gas analysis ; Carbon monoxide ; Fly ash ; Fire tube boilers ; Water tube boilers ; Air pollution control ; Combustion modification ; Particulates ; Fuel air ratio ; Stationary sources ; Air pollution sampling
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-2-76-086a Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 11/04/2013
EJBD  EPA 600-2-76-086a c.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 02/24/2014
EKAM  EPA 600/2-76-086a Region 4 Library/Atlanta,GA 05/10/1997
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NTIS  PB-253 500 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation xii, 256 pages : illustrations, graphs ; 28 cm.
The report gives results of testing 19 coal, oil, and gas-fired industrial boilers to determine their normal emissions and the effectiveness of combustion modifications in reducing NO(x) emissions without increasing the emission of particulates and other pollutants. Combustion modifications investigated were: reducing excess air, recirculating flue gas, staging combustion air, adjusting burner swirl registers, reducing combustion air temperature, tuning the burner, changing atomization pressure, and changing oil temperature. Emissions were found to be not significantly dependent on boiler size, but very dependent on the fuel. Generally, the normal NO(x) emissions were below EPA Standards for New Stationary Sources. Particulate emissions from oil and gas were below 43 ng/J (0.1 lb/million Btu); from coal, they are above by a factor of 5. NO(x) reductions of as much as 50% were obtained with several combustion modifications. In most instances the boiler heat-loss efficiency was not degraded. Although particulate emissions usually increased, the increase could be limited by fine-tuning the boiler. There was no significant effect on any other pollutant emission.
Prepared by KVB Engineering, Inc., Tustin, Calif., under contract no. 68-02-1074, ROAP no. 21BCC-046, program element no. 1AB014. Tables. Includes appendix. "EPA/600-2-76-086a." "April 1976." Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-236).