Oxygen-Enhanced Combustion, Second Edition

Charles E. Baukal Jr.

March 15, 2013 by CRC Press
Reference - 792 Pages - 30 Color & 642 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781439862285 - CAT# K12887
Series: Industrial Combustion


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  • Presents an updated reference for oxygen-enhanced combustion, covering fundamental principles, applications, and equipment design
  • Compares oxygen-enhanced combustion with air/fuel combustion
  • Includes 19 new chapters, and major updates to those retained from the first edition
  • Covers equipment from the major oxygen suppliers
  • Describes recent developments, such as cement production, power generation, fluidized beds, and diesel engines
  • Contains more than 640 figures and photographs, more than 150 tables, and a 16-page color insert


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

  • Expanded from 11 chapters to 30, with most of the existing chapters revised
  • A broader view of oxygen-enhanced combustion, with more than 50 contributors from over 20 organizations around the world
  • More coverage of fundamentals, including fluid flow, heat transfer, noise, flame impingement, CFD modeling, soot formation, burner design, and burner testing
  • New chapters on applications such as flameless combustion, steel reheating, iron production, cement production, power generation, fluidized bed combustion, chemicals and petrochemicals, and diesel engines

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.

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