combustion efficiency Articles

  • Effects of combustion efficiency on an Otto cycle

    This paper explains how the combustion efficiency influence the performance of an irreversible Otto cycle under conditions of varying fuel-air ratio. The irreversibility of Otto cycle comes exclusively from the expansion and compression processes. It is assumed that some fraction of the fuel's chemical energy cannot be fully released inside the engine because of incomplete combustion. Amount of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Pragmatic Efficiency Limits for Internal Combustion Engines

    This article gives an overview of the thermodynamic principles demonstrating that the maximum efficiency theoretically possible with a hydrocarbon fueled internal combustion engine is one hundred percent. From this basis the focus turns to articulating irreversibilities that naturally occur within the processes of converting the chemical energy in the fuel into shaft work. These losses are ...


    By HORIBA Europe GmbH

  • Why You Should Consider a Sample Conditioning Unit for Taking Low NOx Measurements When Using a Portable Emissions Analyzer

    Using state-of-the-art technology, we here at E Instruments create high-quality portable industrial combustion gas and emissions analyzers that are capable of taking precise, low NOx measurements for both NO and NO2. In particular, we recommend our sample conditioning unit to those of you who need to take accurate, low NOx or SO2 ...

  • A quick guide to oil analysis for engine test applications

    Reliability testing is a very important component of new engine development. Engineers need to fully understand and chart the engine lifetime performance under a variety of conditions before mass production may be considered. Many important performance data parameters are collected in real time through the many different types of sensors that are connected to the engine in the test cell and oil ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • How to improve the combustion efficiency of biomass fired steam boiler

    Biomass fired steam boiler,like other industrial boilers,needs to improve its combustion efficiency to realize energy conservation.Zhengzhou Boiler Co., Ltd,as an experienced biomass fired steam boiler manufacturer in China,gives the following advices to improve the combustion efficiency of biomass fired ...


  • The Goldilocks of Combustion Solutions

    It’s not too big, it’s not too small… It’s just right! We hear it all the time from our customers: “The ABUTEC 200 is too small for our site, but the HTF is too large. Can you create a custom unit?” The answer sometimes surprises those customers. While yes, we can certainly develop a custom unit just for your site, a more efficient (and cost-effective) ...


  • High Temperature Combustion of Biogas

    High Temperature Combustion of Biogas Efficient combustion of biogas Controlled and concealed combustion Combustion temperature > 900°C Residence time more than 0.3 s Insulated combustion chamber High safety standard The HOFGAS® - IFL4c high temperature flare provides safe and environmentally-friendly combustion of biogas. The exhaust gas ...


    By Hofstetter BV

  • Low emission combustion of landfill gas

    Type     HOFGAS®- Efficiency 2000 (3x) Commissioning     July 2002 Site     Ämmäsuo Landfill (Espoo, FI)  SituationÄmmässuo landfill is located in Espoo, about 20 km from Helsinki. The landfill is the largest one in Finland and one of Europe’s largest. In order to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions and eliminate ...


    By Hofstetter BV

  • Combustion Of Heavy Fuels And Liquid Wastes

    This paper describes the design and operating conditions of liquid and gas combustors for heavy fuels and liquid wastes. Lower fuel prices can be achieved by switching from light oil to heavy ones, or combining with unconventional waste fuels. Unconventional waste fuels such as energetic off gases and organic liquid waste require especially designed combustion equipment like a special combustor ...

  • 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

  • Improving steam power plant efficiency through exergy analysis: effects of altering excess combustion air and stack-gas temperature

    Modifications are examined to increase coal-fired steam power plant efficiency by reducing irreversibilities in the steam generator, including decreasing the fraction of excess combustion air, and/or the stack-gas temperature. Overall-plant energy and exergy efficiencies both increase by 1.4% when the fraction of excess combustion air decreases from 0.4 to 0.15, and by 3.5% when the stack-gas ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Improving Fuel Efficiency - Fred Weber, Inc. Realizes Significant Fuel Savings Using Combustion Catalyst Systems

    To see and hear the two Caterpillar 988Fs loading the crusher at Fred Weber's North Stone Quarry in Maryland Heights, Mo., one might think they are just like any other large wheel loaders working on any other quarry or construction job site in the Midwest. They look, sound and run like any well-maintained 988Fs would as they move quickly between the piles and the plant, but these are different; ...

  • Burner Efficiency

    The Customer The Company is a world leader in combustion technology. They design and manufacture burners for residential, commercial and industrial applications. The Process After the burners have been manufactured they must be tested to meet the standards of BTS-2000. This standard specifies the methods procedures for determining the performance and ...

  • AMETEK THERMOX Introduces the WDG-V Combustion Analyzer

    Abstract AMETEK THERMOX Introduces the 5th Generation THERMOX Combustion Gas Analyzer in a CONTROL Magazine Exclusive. WDG analyzers are based on a zirconium oxide cell that provides a reliable and cost-effective solution for measuring excess oxygen in flue gas as well as CO and methane levels.  Information from the Gas Analyzer allows operators to obtain the highest ...

  • Combustion strategies for PFI hydrogen IC engines

    Hydrogen is a very interesting fuel when it comes to load control. The high flame speeds of hydrogen mixtures and its wide flammability limits permit very lean operation. Where possible, Wide Open Throttle (WOT) operation is used, which regulates the load with the mixture richness (qualitative control) instead of using volumetric regulation (quantitative control) and, thus, avoiding pumping ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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

  • Combustion of advanced non-toxic hybrid propellants

    Combustion characteristics and fuel regression behaviour have been studied for two fuels utilising 98% rocket-grade hydrogen peroxide (RGHP) as oxidiser. Two test series (A and C) involved a total of 13 firings of dicyclopentadiene (DCPD) fuel grains and series B involved nine firings of DCPD grains loaded with various amounts of lithium aluminium hydride, LiAlH4 (LAH). A laboratory-scale ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • CHP efficiency for biogas

    Combined heat and power plant efficiency is a function of the conversion efficiency of the energy in the fuel gas to useful energy in the form of electricity and heat. A combined heat and power (CHP) plant is typically a reciprocating gas engine that uses the energy in the gas to drive a crank shaft. The crank shaft turns an alternator to ...


    By Clarke Energy

  • 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

  • Air pollution from electricity-generating large combustion plants

    The study was initiated in the context of the review of the Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control (IPPC) Directive. This report presents the results of a study that assesses the theoretical potential to reduce air emissions of SO2 and NOX that might have occurred had the best available techniques (BAT) and associated emission levels (AELs), as described in the large combustion plant ...

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