Catalytic and low temperature combustion
Following the oil crisis in the 1970s, numerous research programmes have been launched in many countries to consider ways of saving energy and improving the thermal efficiency of combustion systems, whilst complying with increasingly strict legislation on emission levels. A new generation of combustors needs to be designed to meet these requirements. The objective of this report is to examine the different techniques available for operating within the combustor to prevent pollutant formation. After a brief review of NO(x) formation mechanisms, three techniques are successively considered: combustion staging, catalytic combustion and fluidised-bed combustion. The current state of the art in west European countries in the field of catalytic combustion is then surveyed. Finally, the conclusions which arise from this review and recommendations for future research and development in catalytic combustion are given.
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 14362 EN (1993) 46 pp., MF, ECU 4
Record Number: 199310747 / Last updated on: 1994-11-29
Original language: en
Available languages: en