Mild combustion: the future for lean and clean combustion

Yusaf, Talal and Noor, M. M. and Wandel, Andrew P. (2013) Mild combustion: the future for lean and clean combustion. In: 2nd International Conference of Mechanical Engineering Research (ICMER 2013): Green Technology for Sustainable Environment, 1-3 Jul 2013, Pahang, Malaysia.

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Energy security is becoming an important and intergovernmental issue due to the depletion of fossil fuel. This paper discusses the energy needs and the new combustion technology that will aid in achieving lean and clean combustion.In 2001, British Petroleum estimated the total natural gas reserves to be 187.5 trillion cubic meters, which can supply up to 7x1015 MJ of energy. The total petroleum reserves can supply up to 1,383 billion barrels which amounts to 8.4x1015 MJ of energy. Due to the increasing population and economic development, these fuel reserves will not last long. Energy efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions are two important and critical issues. The new combustion technology, moderate and intense low oxygen dilution (MILD) combustion provides a feasible solution. MILD, also known as flameless oxidation (FLOX) and high temperature air combustion (HiTAC) was discovered by Wünning in 1989. The thermal efficiency of combustion can be increased by about 30% and NOx emission reduced by 50%. MILD also can be achieved using different types of fuel such as gas fuel, liquid fuel and industrial waste fuel (saw dust).MILD combustion will be an important future combustion technology due to it producing higher efficiency and very low emissions.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Copyright © 2012
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2013 00:32
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2017 02:40
Uncontrolled Keywords: energy security; MILD combustion; biogas; world energy policy
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0913 Mechanical Engineering > 091305 Energy Generation, Conversion and Storage Engineering
01 Mathematical Sciences > 0103 Numerical and Computational Mathematics > 010301 Numerical Analysis
09 Engineering > 0915 Interdisciplinary Engineering > 091501 Computational Fluid Dynamics
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970110 Expanding Knowledge in Technology

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