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The John Zink Hamworthy Combustion Handbook

Volume 1 - Fundamentals, 2nd Edition

Edited by Charles E. Baukal, Jr.

CRC Press

600 pages | 603 B/W Illus.

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Despite the length of time it has been around, its importance, and vast amounts of research, combustion is still far from being completely understood. Environmental, cost, and fuel consumption issues 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: Volume One – Fundamentals gives you a strong understanding of the basic concepts and theory.

Under the leadership of Charles E. Baukal, Jr., top combustion engineers and technologists from John Zink Hamworthy Combustion examine the interdisciplinary fundamentals—including chemistry, fluid flow, and heat transfer—as they apply to industrial combustion.

What’s New in This Edition

  • Expanded to three volumes, with Volume One focusing on fundamentals
  • Extensive updates and revisions throughout
  • Updated information on HPI/CPI industries, including alternative fuels, advanced refining techniques, emissions standards, and new technologies
  • Expanded coverage of the physical and chemical principles of combustion
  • 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
  • More property data useful for the design and operation of combustion equipment
  • Coverage of technologies such as metallurgy, refractories, blowers, and vapor control equipment

Now expanded to three volumes, the second edition of the bestselling The John Zink Combustion Handbook 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, Volume One: Fundamentals helps you broaden your understanding of industrial combustion to better meet the challenges of this field.

For the other volumes in the set, see The John Zink Hamworthy Combustion Handbook, Second Edition: Three-Volume Set.

Table of Contents


Charles E. Baukal, Jr.

Refining and Petrochemical Industries

Erwin Platvoet, Rasik Patel, David Brown, Jason D. McAdams, and James G. Seebold


John Ackland, Jeff White, and Richard T. Waibel

Combustion Fundamentals

Steve Londerville and Joseph Colannino

Solid Fuel Combustion in Suspension

Steve Londerville and Timothy Webster

Catalytic Combustion

Klaus-Dieter Zschorsch

Heat Transfer

Jay Karan and Charles E. Baukal, Jr.

Flare Radiation

Wes Bussman and Jeff White

Fundamentals of Fluid Dynamics

Wes Bussman, Zachary L. Kodesh, and Robert E. Schwartz

Oil Atomization

I-Ping Chung and Steve Londerville

Cold Flow Modeling

Christopher Jian

Thermal Efficiency

Charles E. Baukal, Jr. and Wes Bussman

CFD-Based Combustion Modeling

Michael A. Lorra and Shirley X. Chen

Pollutant Emissions

Charles E. Baukal, Jr., I-Ping Chung, Steve Londerville, James G. Seebold, and Richard T. Waibel

NOx Emissions

Charles E. Baukal, Jr. and Wes Bussman


Wes Bussman, Jay Karan, Carl-Christian Hantschk, and Edwin Schorer

Combustion Training

Charles E. Baukal, Jr. and Myra Fanning


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 has more than 30 years of experience in the fields of industrial combustion, pollution control, and heat transfer and has authored more than 100 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 eight books in the field of industrial combustion.

About the Series

Industrial Combustion

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Energy
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General