The Slipcover for The John Zink Hamworthy Combustion Handbook: Three-Volume Set, 2nd Edition (Hardback) book cover

The Slipcover for The John Zink Hamworthy Combustion Handbook

Three-Volume Set, 2nd Edition

Edited by Charles E. Baukal, Jr.

CRC Press

1,184 pages | 982 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9781439839614
pub: 2013-11-12

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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. 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:

Table of Contents

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


About the Editor

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.

About the Series

Industrial Combustion

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Subject Categories

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