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Application of selective non-catalytic reduction of NOx in small-scale combustion systems

Abul Hossain, Khandoker and Mohd Jaafar, Mohammad Nazri and Mustafa, Azeman and Appalanidu, Kiran Babu and Ani, Farid Nasir (2004) Application of selective non-catalytic reduction of NOx in small-scale combustion systems. Atmospheric Environment, 38 (39). pp. 6823-6828. ISSN 1352-2310


Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.atmosenv.2004.09.012


The selective non-catalytic reduction of NOx has been studied experimentally employing commercial grade urea in a pilot-scale diesel-�red tunnel furnace at 3–4% excess oxygen level and with low ppm of baseline NOx ranging from 65 to 75 ppm within the investigated temperature range. The furnace simulated the thermal behavior of small-scale combustion systems such as small capacity boilers, water heaters, oil heaters, etc., where the operating temperatures remain within the range of 950–1300 K. NOx reductions were studied with the variation of injection temperature, residence time, normalized stoichiometric ratio (NSR) of the reagent, etc. With 5% urea solution, at an NSR of 4, as much as 54% reduction was achieved at 1128 K. The result is quite signi�cant, especially for the investigated level of baseline NOx. The ammonia slip measurements showed that the slip was below 16 ppm at NSR of 4 and optimum temperature of NOx reduction. Finally, the investigations have demonstrated that selective non-catalytic reduction process is quite applicable to the small-scale combustion applications.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:NSR, Ppm, temperature window, ammonia, slip
Subjects:T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions:Mechanical Engineering
ID Code:68
Deposited By: Noor Effendy Hamzah
Deposited On:31 Jan 2007 05:08
Last Modified:30 May 2017 07:37

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