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Intelligent combustors for fossil fuelled power generation.

With growing concern about global warming and other environmental effects, there is a proven need and huge market potential for new means of pollution control. High frequency excitations are known to influence emissions of pollutants from, and also the energy consumption of, fossil fuel burners. However, existing combustor active control studies relate only to noise control; there are few results currently available from which to develop the technology for pollution control. As a first step towards the design of fully controlled "intelligent" combustors, this study aimed to demonstrate the effects of high frequency acoustic excitations on emission characteristics. Emissions of NOx were expected to be reduced around 25%, and energy consumption to be reduced by around 12%.


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Record Number: 22177 / Last updated on: 1999-04-23
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