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Main Title Combustion Efficiency of Flares.
Author Pohl, J. H. ; Lee, J. ; Payne, R. ; Tichenor, B. A. ;
CORP Author Energy and Environmental Research Corp., Irvine, CA.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
Year Published 1985
Report Number EPA-68-02-3661; EPA/600/D-85/188;
Stock Number PB85-246007
Additional Subjects Decoys ; Combustion efficiency ; Hydrocarbons ; Gases ; Exhaust gases ; Flares
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NTIS  PB85-246007 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/21/1988
Collation 23p
Abstract The paper gives results of a study to provide data on industrial flare emissions. (Emissions of incompletely burned hydrocarbons from industrial flares may contribute to air pollution. Available data on flare emissions are sparse, and methods to sample operating flares are unavailable.) Tests were conducted on 3-, 6-, and 12-in. diameter flare heads. Propane was used as the flare fuel, diluted with nitrogen to control the heating value. The following results were obtained: (1) soot (from smoky flares) accounts for <0.5% of the unburned hydrocarbon emissions; (2) the size of the flare head did not influence hydrocarbon combustion efficiency; and (3) the stability of the flare flame influenced combustion efficiency, with unstable flames tending to promote inefficient combustion. A relationship between gas heating value and exit velocity was developed to denote the region of flame instability.
NTIS Title Notes Rept. for Oct 80-Feb 84.
PUB Date Free Form Aug 85
Category Codes 19A; 21B; 79A; 81A
NTIS Prices PC A02/MF A01
Primary Description 600/13
Document Type NT
Cataloging Source NTIS/MT
Control Number 532618747
Origin NTIS
Type CAT