ERIC Number: ED084098
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Dec
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Systematic Field Study of NO(x) Emission Control Methods for Utility Boilers.
Bartok, William; And Others
A utility boiler field test program was conducted. The objectives were to determine new or improved NO (x) emission factors by fossil fuel type and boiler design, and to assess the scope of applicability of combustion modification techniques for controlling NO (x) emissions from such installations. A statistically designed test program was conducted with the cooperation of utility owner-operators. The objective was to make the boilers selected a reasonable 'micro-sample' of the U.S. boiler population. The NO2 portion of the total NO (x) content in the flue gas was found to average five percent or less. Major combustion operating parameters investigated included the variation of boiler load, or 'biased firing'), flue gas recirculation, burner tilt, and air preheat temperature. Modification of combustion operating conditions offers good promise for the reduction of NO (x) emissions from utility boilers. (Author/RH)
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Virginia 22151 (PB-210-739, PC-$3.00 MF-$0.95)
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Authoring Institution: ESSO Research and Engineering Co., Linden, NJ. Government Research Lab.