combustion analyser Articles

  • Popular analysers are portable and rentable

    The MCERTS approved HORIBA PG-250 has been one of the most popular  instruments in Ashtead Technology’s fleet of rental equipment for a number of  years. Jay Neermul, the company’s Environmental Product Manager says “This  is because it is able to analyse CO, NO/NOx, SO2 and CO2 using standard  reference methods in a portable instrument that can be easily and ...


    By Ashtead Technology Ltd

  • High temperature combustion of landfill gas

    Type     Compact plant HOFGAS® - Efficiency 250 Commissioning     December 2001 Site     Storkohmo landfill, Kokkola (FIN) Situation Storkohmo landfill is located 400km north of Helsinki on Finland's west coast near the city of Kokkola. Based on local legislation requirements ( reduction of green house gas emissions ) the ...


    By Hofstetter BV

  • Analysing coloured smoke | Pearl or Quest?

    Coloured smoke consists of an aerosol of tiny particles which is combusted or vaporized. The particular pigment or dye of each colour affects the colour of the smoke. The mixture usually includes a cool-burning formula based on potassium chlorate oxidiser, dextrin or lactose as fuel. Then one or more dyes are introduced to account for around half of the mixture. A small amount of sodium ...


    By Specac Limited

  • Synthetically generated calibration spectra for combustion analysis by FTIR

    Challenges for FTIR Analysis in Combustion Applications (1/2) Combustion applications generate high amount of water vapor and CO2 Their absorption spectra strongly overlap with other species of real interest for the combustion analyses The difference of concentration level of water vapor and CO2 with respect other combustion products can range from 1 to 5 orders ...


    By CIC Photonics, Inc.

  • Why high temperature combustion of landfill gas?

    Due to the accumulation of knowledge and the tightening of environmental law, the landfill technology has increasingly become concerned with the management of trace compounds in landfill gas. With landfill gas, contamination is through sulphur, chlorine, fluorine, halogenated hydrocarbons and heavy metals. Other trace elements such as volatile organic compounds (VOC), impose environmental ...


    By Hofstetter BV

  • Energy and exergy analyses of a spark-ignition engine

    In this paper, the performance of an internal combustion engine is evaluated at the steady-state condition by application of energy and exergy analysis using the experimental test results. The energy and exergy balances are calculated at different engine speeds. The results show that the heat rejection of energy and exergy flow increases with increasing engine speed. The exergy efficiencies are ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Emissions analyser helps manage power station

    A multiparameter emissions monitor at Thetford power station is being used to demonstrate to the Environment Agency that the plant is performing within the conditions of its environmental permit. However, the data from the analyser, which was supplied by Milton Keynes based Quantitech, also performs a vitally important role in helping to manage the plant. “Individual gas readings are ...


    By Quantitech Ltd

  • FTIR resolution requirements for industrial gas analyses

    FTIR Spectroscopy FTIR Spectroscopy is a widely used technique for gas analyses in industrial applications. It is a technique used in the semiconductor industry for measuring the purity of cleaning, etching, and epitreatment gases used with various process tools, reactors, and abatement devices. Among chemical companies and R&D faciltities, FTIR is applied to combustion ...


    By CIC Photonics, Inc.

  • Detailed chemical modelling of a flameless combustion turbine for pollution prevention

    Flameless combustion has been acknowledged as one of the most interesting combustion technologies to meet both the targets of high process efficiency and low pollutant emissions. The present investigation is concerned with the application of the flameless combustion mode to an adiabatic combustor, typically used in gas turbine engines. Detailed chemical kinetics calculations, by means of a ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Decomposition analysis of CO2 emissions from fuel combustion in selected countries

    This article introduces an approach applicable to analysing different factors influencing elements relevant in sustainable development like environmental impacts. The approach is built on the idea of IPAT identity and it applies a chained two-factor decomposition technique for calculating numerical estimates for a larger set of contributing factors than traditionally done in applying ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • FTIR emissions analyser helps manage UK power station

    A Gasmet FTIR multiparameter emissions monitor at Thetford power station is being used to demonstrate that the plant is performing within the conditions of its environmental permit. However, the data from the analyser, which was supplied by Gasmet’s UK distributor Quantitech, also performs a vitally important role in helping to manage the plant. “Individual gas readings are displayed ...


    By Quantitech Ltd

  • FTIR Emissions Analyser helps manage UK Power Station

    A Gasmet FTIR multiparameter emissions monitor at Thetford power station is being used to demonstrate that the plant is performing within the conditions of its environmental permit. However, the data from the analyser, which was supplied by Gasmet’s UK distributor Quantitech, also performs a vitally important role in helping to manage the plant. “Individual gas readings are displayed ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • Combustion, performance and emission analysis of diesel engine fuelled with methyl esters of Pongamia oil

    The methyl esters of vegetable oils, known as biodiesel are increasingly becoming popular because of their low environmental impact and potential as a green alternative fuel for diesel engine, and that they would not require significant modification of existing engine hardware. Methyl ester of Pongamia oil (PME) is derived through transesterification process. Experimental investigations have been ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Effects of varying air-fuel ratio on the performance of a theoretical Diesel cycle

    This paper analyses the effects of varying air-fuel ratio on the performance of a theoretical Diesel cycle under a temperature restriction as maximum. Amount of heat addition at constant pressure is defined as a function of fuel's energy with utilising the combustion efficiency. The amount of released energy into the cylinder restricts the compression ratio. Relations between the combustion ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The effects of variable specific heats of working fluid on the performance of an irreversible Otto cycle

    The performance of an air-standard Otto cycle with variable specific heats of working fluid and heat resistance and friction irreversible losses is analysed by using finite-time thermodynamics. The relations between the power output and the compression ratio, between the thermal efficiency and the compression ratio, as well as the optimal relation between power output and the efficiency of the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Exhaust gas treatment by an atmospheric pressure microwave plasma

    A microwave process for treating exhaust gases from internal combustion engines is presented. The exhaust gases are ionised by microwave energy at 2.45 GHz and the resultant plasma jet discharges into ambient air and exhaust gas environment. A gas analyser was used to measure the change in exhaust gas composition due to the influence of the plasma. Large decreases in CO2, CO and hydrocarbon ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Exergy analysis of a steam power plant: a case study in Iran

    In the last decades, exergy analysis, based on the second law of thermodynamics was a method that substituted the energy analysis in studying thermodynamic systems. In this paper, the cycle of a power plant and its details, with two kinds of fuels, natural gas and diesel, have been analysed at its maximum load and the two factors, losses and exergy efficiency, which are the basic factors used to ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Thermodynamic analysis of Spark Ignition engines using the Entropy Generation Minimisation method

    The recent improvement on Spark Ignition Engines has been the result of improved engine thermodynamic cycles, made possible by advances in technologies such as Variable Valve Timing (VVT) and Variable Compression Ratio (VCR). To evaluate the potential of these techniques a thermodynamic analysis is made. Numerical models were implemented in Matlab Simulink using the laws of thermodynamics and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A study of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in airborne particulate matter in central Taiwan

    Two sampling sites in central Taiwan, at Hungkuang University (HKU) and Tunghai University (THU), were chosen to contrast the content of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in the atmosphere from November 2000 to April 2001. PAHs that arise from incomplete combustion of organic materials, especially fossil fuels, are the major toxic pollutants in central Taiwan. This study aimed to analyse ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Extraction of fuel from municipality solid wastes using an updraft gasifier

    In Bangladesh, cities are confronted with the problem of how to dispose large quantities of municipal solid waste (MSW). Gasification is a process that uses heat, pressure and steam to convert materials (MSW) directly into a gas composed primarily of carbon monoxide and hydrogen. The main objectives of this paper are: 1) to study gasification processes; 2) to design, fabrication and performance ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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