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Main Title Emission reduction on two industrial boilers with major combustion modifications /
Author Carter, W. A. ; Buening, H. J. ; Hunter., S. C.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Buening, H. J.,
Hunter, S. C.
CORP Author KVB, Inc., Tustin, Calif.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, N.C.
Publisher Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory ; For sale by the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA-600/7-78-099a; KVB-6004-734; EPA-68-02-2144
Stock Number PB-283 109
OCLC Number 04351987
ISBN pbk.
Subjects Combustion. ; Boilers. ; Air--Pollution.
Additional Subjects Air pollution control ; Boilers ; Design criteria ; Revisions ; Industrial wastes ; Combustion products ; Nitrogen oxides ; Trace elements ; Organic compounds ; Performance evaluation ; Sampling ; Particles ; Carbon dioxide ; Carbon monoxide ; Oxygen ; Laboratory equipment ; Fuel oil ; Natural gas ; Sulfur oxides ; Flue gases ; Air pollution sampling ; Procedures
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-7-78-099a Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 01/15/2014
EKAM  EPA-600/7-78-099a Region 4 Library/Atlanta,GA 07/08/1994
EKBD  EPA-600/7-78-099a Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 12/05/2003
ESAD  EPA 600-7-78-099a Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 10/24/2017
NTIS  PB-283 109 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation xi, 165, [2] pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
The report gives results of a study of the effects on pollutant emissions of extensive combustion modifications on two industrial boilers. Staged combustion, variable excess air, and variable air preheat were evaluated while firing natural gas or No. 6 fuel oil in a watertube boiler rated at 16 MW thermal input (55 million Btu/hr). Reductions in NOx of 31% for natural gas and 42% for No. 6 fuel oil were obtained when excess air was optimized and staged air was introduced through injection ports in the furnace side, as far downstream from the burner as practical. Combined lowered air preheat and staged combustion reduced NOx by 70% while firing natural gas. In a watertube boiler rated at 6.5 MW thermal input (22 million Btu/hr), flue gas recirculation, staged combustion, and variable excess air were evaluated while firing natural gas, No. 2 fuel oil, or No. 6 fuel oil. The maximum NOx reduction for natural gas was 79% with flue gas recirculation and lowered excess air. A 77% NOx reduction was obtained for No. 2 fuel oil with combined modifications. Since NOx reduction for heavy fuel oil has been very difficult to achieve, the most significant result in the program was a 55% NOx reduction, obtained with a combination of modifications while firing No. 6 fuel oil. Trace species and organics emissions were measured while firing No. 6 fuel oil.
Prepared by KVB under Contract no. 68-02-2144, program element no. EHE624A. Issued May 1978. Includes bibliographical references.