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1st Edition

Industrial Combustion Testing

ISBN 9781420085280
Published July 29, 2010 by CRC Press
784 Pages 824 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

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




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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.