2nd Edition

The John Zink Hamworthy Combustion Handbook Three-Volume Set

Edited By Charles E. Baukal, Jr. Copyright 2013
    1184 Pages 982 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Despite the length of time it has been around, its importance, and vast amounts of research, combustion is still far from being completely understood. Issues regarding the environment, cost, and fuel consumption add further complexity, particularly in the process and power generation industries. Dedicated to advancing the art and science of industrial combustion, The John Zink Hamworthy Combustion Handbook, Second Edition covers the fundamental concepts and theory, design and operations, and important industry applications. Now in three volumes, this second edition of the bestselling handbook has been completely updated and expanded to provide an up-to-date look at industrial combustion.

    Under the leadership of Charles E. Baukal, Jr., top engineers and technologists from John Zink Hamworthy Combustion offer insights on a wide range of topics. Volume 1 introduces the interdisciplinary fundamentals, including chemistry, fluid flow, and heat transfer. A field manual for operators, engineers, and managers, Volume 2 looks at equipment design and operations, from testing to installation and maintenance to troubleshooting. Building on the first two volumes, Volume 3 examines industry applications such as process burners, boiler burners, process flares, thermal oxidizers, and vapor control.

    What’s New in This Edition - Highlights

    • Extensive updates and revisions throughout, reflecting new standards, energy sources, processes, and conservation concerns
    • Updated information on HPI/CPI industries, including alternative fuels, advanced refining techniques, emissions standards, and new technologies
    • New practices in coal combustion, such as gasification
    • The latest developments in cold-flow modeling, CFD-based modeling, and mathematical modeling
    • Greater coverage of pollution emissions and NOx reduction techniques
    • New material on combustion diagnostics, testing, and training
    • Expanded coverage of flares, thermal oxidizers, and commercial and utility boiler burners
    • More property data useful for the design and operation of combustion equipment
    • Coverage of metallurgy, refractories, blowers, and vapor control equipment

    This second edition continues to provide the comprehensive coverage, up-to-date information, and visual presentation that made the first edition an industry standard. Featuring color illustrations and photographs throughout, this definitive guide helps you broaden your understanding of industrial combustion to better meet the challenges of this dynamic field.

    For more information about the individual volumes in the The John Zink Hamworthy Combustion Handbook, Second Edition, see:

    Volume 1: Fundamentals

    Refining and Petrochemical Industries
    Combustion Fundamentals
    Solid Fuel Combustion in Suspension
    Catalytic Combustion
    Heat Transfer
    Flare Radiation
    Fundamentals of Fluid Dynamics
    Oil Atomization
    Cold Flow Modeling
    Thermal Efficiency
    CFD-Based Combustion Modeling
    Pollutant Emissions
    NOx Emissions
    Combustion Training

    Volume 2: Design and Operations

    Combustion Controls
    Blowers for Combustion Systems
    Refractory for Combustion Systems
    Burner Design
    Combustion Diagnostics
    Burner Testing
    Flare Testing
    Thermal Oxidizer Testing
    Burner Installation and Maintenance
    Burner/Heater Operations
    Burner Troubleshooting
    Flare Operations and Troubleshooting
    Thermal Oxidizer Installation and Maintenance
    Thermal Oxidizer Operations and Troubleshooting
    Appendix A: Units and Conversions
    Appendix B: Physical Properties of Materials
    Appendix C: Properties of Gasses and Liquids
    Appendix D: Properties of Solids

    Volume 3: Applications

    Process Burners
    Oil Burners
    Burners and Combustion for Industrial and Utility Boilers
    Duct Burners
    Process Heaters
    Air Heaters
    Thermal Oxidizer Basics
    Thermal Oxidizer Control and Configurations
    Selected Pollution Control Equipment
    Flare Ignition Systems
    Biogas Flaring
    Flare Gas Recovery
    Hydrocarbon Vapor Control Technology
    Marine and Offshore Applications


    Charles E. Baukal, Jr., Ph.D., PE, is the director of the John Zink Institute for the John Zink Company, LLC (Tulsa, Oklahoma), where he has been since 1998. 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 serves 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.