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Heat Transfer in Industrial Combustion

1st Edition

By Charles E. Baukal, Jr.

CRC Press

568 pages

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Industry relies heavily on the combustion process. The already high demand for energy, primarily from combustion, is expected to continue to rapidly increase. Yet, the information is scattered and incomplete, with very little attention paid to the overall combustion system. Designed for practicing engineers, Heat Transfer in Industrial Combustion eclipses the extant literature with an emphasis on the aspects of heat transfer that directly apply to industry.

From a practical point of view, the editor organizes relevant papers into a single, coherent resource. The book encompasses heat transfer, thermodynamics, and fluid mechanics, including the little-covered subjects of the use of oxygen to enhance combustion and flame impingement. Maximizing applications and minimizing theory, it covers modes of heat transfer, computer modeling, heat transfer from flame impingement, from burners, low temperature, high temperature, and advanced applications, and more.

The theoretical focus of most literature has created a clear need for a practical treatment of the heat transfer as it applies to industrial combustion systems. With detailed coverage and extensive references, Heat Transfer in Industrial Combustion fills this void.



"This reviewer would like to congratulate the author for a well-written and a comprehensive book on industrial combustion… With the comprehensive review of the literature and the clear presentation of fundamentals of mass, momentum, and heat transport in combustion flames, this book should find its place as a valuable reference to practitioners in the field of combustion…This reviewer recommends Heat Transfer in Industrial Combustion to his peers as well as to the libraries of institutions for higher learning."

-Lea-Der Chen, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, USA

"This book… is intended to 'fill a gap in the literature for books on heat transfer in industrial combustion, written for the practicing engineers…this book would be very useful when teaching… combustion and propulsion class…"."

-Applied Mechanics Review, vol. 54, no. 4, July 2001

Table of Contents


Importance of Heat Transfer in Industrial Combustion

Literature Discussion

Combustion System Components

Some Fundamentals of Combustion

Combustion Chemistry

Combustion Properties

Exhaust Product Transport Properties

Heat Transfer Modes





Phase Change

Heat Sources and Sinks

Heat Sources

Heat Sinks

Computer Modeling

Combustion Modeling

Modeling Approaches

Simplified Models

Computational Fluid Dynamic Modeling

Experimental Techniques


Heat Flux


Gas Flow

Gas Species

Other Measurements

Physical Modeling

Flame Impingement


Experimental Conditions

Semi-Analytical Heat Transfer Solutions

Empirical Heat Transfer Correlations

Heat Transfer from Burners


Open-Flame Burners

Radiant Burners

Effects on Heat Transfer

In-Flame Treatment

Heat Transfer in Furnaces



Heat Recovery

Lower Temperature Applications


Ovens and Dryers

Fired Heaters

Heat Treating

Higher Temperature Applications


Metals Industry

Minerals Industry

Waste Incineration

Advanced Combustion Systems


Oxygen-Enhanced Combustion

Submerged Combustion



Reference Sources for Further Information

Common Conversions

Methods of Expressing Mixture Ratios for CH4, C3H8, and H2

Properties for CH4, C3H8, and H2 Flames

Fluid Dynamics Equations

Material Properties

Author Index

Subject Index

Each chapter contains a References section.

About the Series

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Chemistry / Industrial & Technical
SCIENCE / Mechanics / Dynamics / Thermodynamics