1st Edition

Industrial Combustion Testing

Edited By Charles E. Baukal, Jr. Copyright 2011
    800 Pages 824 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Until now, anyone conducting industrial combustion tests had to either rely on old methods, go scurrying through the literature to find proven applicable methodologies, or hire top-shelf consultants such as those that work for cutting-edge companies like John Zink. Manufacturers can no longer take industrial combustion for granted. Air and noise pollution standards must be met, and today no one can afford the inefficient use of fuel.

    Drawing on three decades of experience, Charles Baukal Jr. is not only aware of the best methods but is responsible for designing and implementing a number of them, owning 11 patents of his own, as well as having hundreds of articles to his credit. Providing busy engineers with a convenient reference that gives them state-of-the-art techniques without having to cull through the literature, this practical compendium:

    • Demonstrates how to conduct meaningful experiments with industrial scale combustion equipment
    • Illustrates a number of methods through case studies
    • Includes detailed pictures, figures, graphs, and tables, to explain processes and make sense of the data
    • Presents valuable information on advanced diagnostics, burner and flare testing, and testing in combustors, including techniques for a variety of kilns, furnaces, and boilers

    Written to make better practioners out of academicians and better scholars out of hands-on engineers, this unique volume teaches academics how to work at the large scales associated with industrial combustion, while also teaching engineers the rigorous approach needed for successful modeling.

    Section I: General

    Introduction, C.E. Baukal, Jr.

    Testing Safety, C.E. Baukal, Jr.

    Experimental Design, J. Colannino

    Fluid Flow, W.Bussman and J. Colannino

    Temperature, C.E. Baukal, Jr.

    Heat Flux, C.E. Baukal, Jr .

    Pollution Emissions, C.E. Baukal, Jr.

    Combustion Noise, M.M. Fleifil, C.-C. Hantschk, and Edwin Schorer

    Flame Impingement Measurements, C.E. Baukal, Jr.

    Physical Modeling in Combustion Systems, C.G. Jian

    Virtual Testing, E. Chui, A.M. Runstedtler, A.J. Majeski


    Section II: Advanced Diagnostics

    Laser Measurements, M. Marrocco and G. Troiani

    CARS Temperature Measurements in Flames in Industrial Burners, P.M. Hughes, T. Parameswaran, and R.J. Lacelle

    Diode Laser Temperature Measurements, T.P. Jenkins and J. Bergmans

    Image-Based Techniques for the Monitoring of Flames, J. Ballester and R. Hernandez

    High Temperature Cameras, W.J. Lang

    Liquid Fuel Atomization Testing, K.A. Sallam


    Section III: Burner Testing

    Process Burners, J. Lewallen, T.M. Korb, J.A. Erazo, Jr., and E. Platvoet

    Commercial Boiler Burners, Y. Chudnovsky and M. Gotovsky

    Power Burners, V. Kermes, P. Belohradsky, P. Stehlik, and P. Skryja

    Regenerative Combustion Using High Temperature Air Combustion Technology (HiTAC), A.K. Gupta, S. Mochida, and T. Yasuda

    Characterization of Ribbon Burners, C. Stroud Alexander and M.C. Branch

    Flameless Burners, J.G. Wunning and A. Milani

    Radiant Tube Burners, M. Flamme, A. Milani, Joachim G. Wunning, W. Blasiak, W. Yang, D. Szewczyk, J. Sudo, and S. Mochida

    Metallic Mat Gas Combustion, G. Toniato, A. Zambon, and A. D’Anna

    Performance Prediction of Duct Burner Systems via Modeling and Testing, S. Londerville

    Oxy-Fuel and Oxygen-Enhanced Burner Testing, L.E. Bool, III, N. Docquier, C. Periasamy, and L.J. Rosen


    Section IV: Flare Testing

    Large-Scale Flare Testing, C.E. Baukal, Jr., J. Hong, R. Poe, and R. Schwartz

    Flare Experimental Modeling, C. Periasamy and S.R. Gollahalli

    Flare Radiation, W. Bussman and J. Hong


    Section V: Testing in Combustors

    Cement Kilns, G. Cinti and E.D. Cristea

    Glass Furnaces, R.R. Hayes and C.E. Baukal, Jr .

    Thermal Oxidizer Testing, B.C. Johnson and N. Petersen

    Utility Boilers, G. Toniato and S.R. Stella





    Dr. Baukal has more than 30 years of experience in the field of industrial combustion. He has over 100 publications including authoring/editing 7 other books on industrial combustion. He has a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in that state, a Board Certified Environmental Engineer, and a Qualified Environmental Professional. He has served as an expert witness in the field of combustion, has 11 U.S. patents, and is a member of numerous honorary societies and Who’s Who compilations. Baukal is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the Air and Waste Management Association, the Combustion Institute, and the American Society for Engineering Education. He serves on several advisory boards, holds offices in the Air and Waste Management Association and the American Society for Engineering Education, and is a reviewer for combustion, heat transfer, environmental, and energy journals.