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Abstract

Low calorific value gases are often produced as a by- product of industrial processes. Such gases represent a readily available source of energy for process requirements in the European Community. This project has successfully demonstrated the potential of swirl burner - furnace systems to efficiently burn and recover heat from low calorific value gases of various composition. There were three main areas of research and development in this project. 1. The development of a small 100 kW unit on site and in the laboratory which proved the system's feasibility for incinerating the discharge gases at the Phurnacite works, Mountain Ash and provided sufficient data to enable a full scale system to be designed. 2. A study of the fundamental combustion processes when a swirl burner is fired into a narrow cylindrical furnace using a 100 kW model. 3. The design and construction of an industrial scale unit (approximately 1.5 MW thermal capacity) in the University.

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Authors: CLAYPOLE T C, UNIVERSITY COLLEGE, CARDIFF (UK);SYRED N UNIVERSITY COLLEGE, CARDIFF (UK), UNIVERSITY COLLEGE, CARDIFF (UK)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 10088 EN (1985), MF, 241 P., BFR 450, BLOW-UP COPY BFR 1205, EUROFFICE, LUXEMBOURG, POB 1003
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