COMBUSTION OF RESIDUAL FUEL WITH MASSIVE RECIRCULATION

Metal surfaces exposed to combustion gases from residual fuels suffer from fouling and severe corrosion. The study introduces a method based primarily on improved burner technology, specifically, combustion with massive, external recirculation. Short (10 hr) and long (30 hr) exposure time tests have demonstrated that combustion of untreated oil, having high vanadium and sodium content but with sufficiently large recirculation produces corrosion of essentially the same magnitude as that experienced from the combustion of diesel fuel without recirculation. Use of the Coanda effect to attain massive recirculation rates in practical burner application is considered. A number of side effects on combustion associated with recirculation are described.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This document is available for review at the Department of Commerce Library, Main Commerce Building, Washington, D.C., under reference number IITRI-6120.
  • Corporate Authors:

    IIT Research Institute

    10 West 35th Street
    Chicago, IL  USA  60616
  • Authors:
    • Reba, I
  • Publication Date: 1967-8

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  • Pagination: 102 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00027041
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: IITRI-M6120
  • Contract Numbers: MA-3817
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 14 1973 12:00AM