low nox gas burner Articles

  • Low-Nox Burner retrofit Experiences in Cracking Furnaces at Dow, Terneuzen

    Abstract: Dow Benelux B.V. (Dow) operates three ethylene plants from the Netherlands, all based within its Terneuzen facility. In 2009, Technip Stone & Webster Process Technology (Technip) studied options to reduce the NOx emissions from the cracking furnaces of cracker 1. The results of this study, combined with the experience elsewhere within the Dow Chemical Company, have been used to ...

  • NOx Control on a Budget

    National, regional and local regulations to reduce NOx emissions have prompted the development and implementation of a number of NOx control technologies – from selective catalytic reduction and low-NOx burners to overfire air and flue gas recirculation. Induced flue gas recirculation (IFGR), a design derivative of conventional forced flue gas recirculation, has demonstrated NOx reductions as ...

  • Theory of Cost Effective NOx Control

    NOx is one of the primary air pollutants emitted from combustion processes and environmental regulations are the only driver forcing industry to install NOx control systems. In the Houston Galveston area alone, there is over 6,000 point sources that would need to be controlled to comply with the new State Implementation Plan adopted by the TNRCC. Many in the industry are in the process of ...

  • Advanced SNCR - NOx Reduction on Large Utility Boilers

    Fuel Tech has recently completed full-scale demonstrations of Advanced Selective NonCatalytic Reduction systems on a number of large utility boilers (>600MW) firing a variety of fuel types. The systems use the latest flexible injection technology and are controlled with a balanced algorithm utilizing unit load, a full grid of continuous furnace temperatures and the plant continuous emissions ...


    By Fuel Tech, Inc.

  • Cost-Effective NOx Control for Air-Preheated Systems

    New advancements in combustion control technologies, such as flue gas recirculation (FGR) and low NOx burners (LNB), have made it possible to achieve ultra low NOx levels without using expensive post-combustion flue gas clean-up technology. For some natural draft units it may be possible to meet the most stringent of the NOx regulations with cost-effective combustion control technologies. For ...

  • NOx in Non-Utility Industries - Part II - Control options and monitoring methodology

     This the second in a two-part series. Part I, which appeared in our June 2001 issue focuses on air emission origins of nitrogen oxides (NOx) in non-utility industries. Choice of the NOx control technology is dependent on many factors, including regulatory requirements, technical feasibility, cost and public perception. Figure 1, compiled based on publications [1-5], presents a summary of ...


  • NOx in Non-Utility Industries - Part I NOx in Non-Utility Industries - Part I - Air emission origins, best control solutions and monitoring methodology for nitrogen oxides

     Problems with reducing nitrogen oxides (NOx) are widespread in the general process industries. These industries, together with medium size utility and power generators contribute about 15 percent of global NOx emissions. The emission sources addressed include various heaters employed in chemical and petrochemical plants, nitric and sulfuric acid plants, glass furnaces, iron and steel mills, ...


  • Performance of the low-emission flare

    Job report / Elbisgraben (Bale / Switzerland) The summer of 1992 had finally arrived. The 5MW low emission furnace in the district heating station Liestal was ignited, supplied with landfill gas from Elbisgraben landfill. Since then the plant has been running continuously and the comprehensive measurements taken, verify that all targets aimed at have been achieved: plant ...


    By Hofstetter BV

  • Adwest Technologies flameless retox rto oxidizers with acid gas scrubbers for cost effective voc & odor abatement

    Adwest Technologies, Inc. provides cost effective Flameless Regenerative Thermal Oxidizers (RTO) with acid gas scrubber systems for cost effective VOC and odor abatement from malodorous VOC processes including food processing, rendering, petfood, biopharma spray dryer, bakery oven, composites, foundry, biogas, sludge dryers and waste water treatment plants (WWTP) off gas applications.  ...

  • A cost–effective backward Lagrangian method for simulation of pollutant formation in gas turbine combustors by post–processing of complex 3D calculations

    A backward Lagrangian Monte Carlo modelling is proposed to calculate by post–processing the PDF of the thermo–chemical parameters of complex turbulent reactive flows simulated with a simple turbulent combustion model. PDF's of minor species such as pollutant species (NOx, soot, unburnt hydrocarbons...) can be easily obtained as long as these species have no significant influence on the main ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Economic evaluation for air pollution control technologies selection in power plants processes

    Air quality legislation is entering a transformation phase, shifting the concept of atmospheric emission control towards pollution prevention and emission minimization through a more integrated approach. This transformation, along with public pressure and increased foreign trade, is providing industries with incentives to consider their effect on the environment and to take action where required. ...

  • The Right Mix for Clean Air

    Reducing air pollution is an increasingly important topic all around the world. Many governments—also in developing countries—set new limits for emissions such as nitrogen oxides in flue gas. Sulzer offers advanced mixing technology for flue gas cleaning. The installation in a large power plant shows that these high-performance mixers can cope with the most difficult requirements. ...


    By Sulzer

  • Modest Growth for Air Pollution Control Market

    The Clean Air Act amendments of 1990 created a wave of optimism in the air pollution control (APC) business. The subsequent decade, however, resulted in backwash of disappointment for APC companies as the market for stationary source equipment declined from 1-4% per year from 1993-1998. Growth returned to the APC market, however, with 1999 and 2000 characterized as 'good' years by the Institute ...

  • Navigating NSPS subpart Db for boilers: a case study

    Over the past year, Trinity assisted a chemical company with the permitting and installation of a new 220 MMBtu/hr package boiler. The new natural gas-fired boiler replaces coal-fired units that were installed in the 1940s. Navigating through the numerous, and at times conflicting, regulatory requirements applicable to such a unit has been challenging. With careful planning and implementation, ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • The Other Side of Zirconium Oxide case study

    Regular Fuel Efficiency Applications Separate Oxygen and Combustibles Sensors In standard flue gas applications for Thermox analyzers, the user generally tries to extract the maximum energy from the fuel and transfers as much of that energy as possible to the process. These applications require the process to be operated as efficiently as possible by keeping both oxygen (excess air) and ...

  • Cogeneration Helps Reduce Malting Costs: Adelaide Malting Pty Ltd

    Adelaide Malting is using natural-gas cogeneration as an energy-efficient alternative to electricity-powered malt drying technology. As well as replacing electricity as the power source, cogeneration has boosted plant capacity by 20 percent. Background Adelaide Malting, part of the Coopers Brewery Group of Companies, produces barley malt for the local, interstate and ...


  • Minimizing Operating Costs in VOC Abatement Equipment

    Untitled Document As governmental regulations of environmental emissions become more restrictive, the average concentration of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC's) has decreased as more ...

  • Vattenfall`s Cogeneration Power Plant Reuter West - Case Study

    The cogeneration power plant “Reuter West” was erected as a base load power plant in the vicinity of the existing “Reuter” plant. The two hard coal fired 300 MW units D and E were commissioned in 1987 and 1989. Today the cogeneration units supplying electricity and thermal energy are operated by Vattenfall Europe GmbH. The heart of each power plant is the boiler where the ...

  • Urban Air Quality Management

    ' Poor air quality due to pollution is a serious environmental problem in most urban areas. The greatest burden of pollution is on human health. Urban air quality management requires an integrated approach that (i) identifies the most serious problems and measures that offer cost-effective and feasible solutions across a range of economic sectors and pollution sources including industries, ...


    By The World Bank

  • Difficult Complex Decisions For Coal-fired Power Plant Operators

    Changing fuel prices, government regulations and technology all combine to make decision making difficult for operators and developers of coal-fired power generation facilities around the world. Power plant designers in developing countries face new local environmental regulations plus additional requirements stipulated by lenders such as the World Bank. In the developed world, the regulations ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

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