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Oxygen-Enhanced Combustion

2nd Edition

Edited by Charles E. Baukal Jr.

CRC Press

792 pages | 30 Color Illus. | 642 B/W Illus.

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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.


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

Table of Contents

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



About the Editor

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.

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Industrial Combustion

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Subject Categories

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