Combustion technology has traditionally been dominated by air/fuel combustion. However, two developments have increased the significance of oxygen-enhanced combustion—new technologies that produce oxygen less expensively and the increased importance of environmental regulations. Advantages of oxygen-enhanced combustion include less pollutant emissions as well as increased energy efficiency and productivity. Oxygen-Enhanced Combustion, Second Edition compiles information about using oxygen to enhance industrial heating and melting processes. It integrates fundamental principles, applications, and equipment design in one volume, making it a unique resource for specialists implementing the use of oxygen in combustion systems.
This second edition of the bestselling book has more than doubled in size. Extensively updated and expanded, it covers significant advances in the technology that have occurred since the publication of the first edition.
What’s New in This Edition
This book offers a unified, up-to-date look at important commercialized uses of oxygen-enhanced combustion in a wide range of industries. It brings together the latest knowledge to assist those researching, engineering, and implementing combustion in power plants, engines, and other applications.
Introduction, Charles E. Baukal, Jr.
Fundamentals, Charles E. Baukal, Jr.
Oxygen Production, Roger M. McGuinness and W.T. Kleinberg
Noncryogenic Oxygen Production, Frank George Kerry
Potential Hybrid Methods for Oxygen Production, Kyle P. Kostroski and Phillip C. Wankat
Safety Overview, Mark A. Niemkiewicz and J. Scott Becker
Cleaning for Oxygen Systems, Frank George Kerry
Fuels, Y.-P. Zhang
Fluid Flow, Wes Bussman and Charles E. Baukal, Jr.
Heat Transfer, Charles E. Baukal, Jr.
Noise, Wes Bussman, Jay Karan, Carl-Christian Hantschk, and Edwin Schorer
Flame Impingement, Charles E. Baukal, Jr.
Pollution Emissions, Charles E. Baukal, Jr.
CFD Modeling of Oxygen-Enhanced Combustion, Ananth Sharma and Dr. Sreenivas Jayanti
Soot Formation in Oxygen-Enhanced Combustion, Wilson Merchan-Merchan, Sergio Granados Sanmiguel, Alexei V. Saveliev, and Stephen McCollam
Laser Diagnostics for Oxygen-Enhanced Combustion, Sameer V. Naik and Robert P. Lucht
Equipment Design, Mark A. Niemkiewicz and J. Scott Becker
Burner Design, Hisashi Kobayashi, Rémi Tsiava, and Charles E. Baukal, Jr.
Oxyfuel and Oxygen-Enhanced Burner Testing, Lawrence E. Bool III, Nicolas Docquier, Chendhil Periasamy, and Lee J. Rosen
Flameless Oxyfuel Combustion and Its Applications, Wlodzimierz Blasiak, Weihong Yang, Tomas Ekman, and Joachim von Scheele
Iron Production, Michael F. Riley and Thomas Niehoff
Ferrous Metals, Nicolas Docquier, Michael Grant, and Kenneth Kaiser
Nonferrous Metals, Thomas Niehoff
Glass, Prince B. Eleazer III and Bryan C. Hoke, Jr.
Oxygen Combustion in Cement Production, Frank Zeman
Thermal Oxidation, Charles E. Baukal, Jr.
Coal-Fired Oxy-Fuel Technology for Carbon Capture and Storage, Terry Wall, Rohan Stanger, and Dennis McDonald
Oxy-Fuel Fluidized Bed Combustion, L. Jia, Luis M. Romeo, Luis I. Díez, Isabel Guedea, Irene Bolea, and Carlos Lupiañez
Oxygen Enrichment in Sulfur Recovery, John A. (Jack) Olesen and Jana Janarthanan
Diesel Engines, Theodoros C. Zannis, Yiannis A. Levendis, Dimitrios T. Hountalas, Elias A. Yfantis, and Roussos G. Papagiannakis
Charles E. Baukal, Jr., Ph.D., PE, BCEE, QEP, is the director of the John Zink Institute for the John Zink Company, LLC (Tulsa, Oklahoma), where he has been since 1998. He previously worked for 13 years at Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (Allentown, Pennsylvania) in the areas of oxygen-enhanced combustion and rapid gas quenching in the ferrous and nonferrous metals, minerals, and waste incineration industries. He has more than 30 years of experience in the fields of industrial combustion, pollution control, and heat transfer and has authored more than 150 publications in those areas. Dr. Baukal has served as an adjunct instructor for Oral Roberts University, the University of Oklahoma, the University of Tulsa, and the University of Utah. He is the author or editor of thirteen books in the field of industrial combustion.
Praise for the Previous Edition
"… contains a wealth of technical information … Each of the chapters is well written and edited and … contains much information that is not readily available …"
—Applied Mechanics Reviews, September 1999