Industrial Combustion Journal: A blast from the past
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IFRF Administration & Communication Coordinator
In this item we take a look at a specific paper from the Industrial Combustion Journal archive.
Today we are jumping back five years exactly to the beginning of 2015, when we published James Seebold’s paper looking at ‘Quantifying the Products of Incomplete Combustion from Petroleum, Petrochemical & Chemical Sector Gas-Fired Process Heaters & Industrial Boilers’.
“The petroleum, petrochemical and chemical sectors are the most combustion-intensive of all of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Industries of the Future. The average garden-variety 300,000 barrels per day oil refinery has over 50 process heaters and industrial boilers typically firing hydrocarbon gaseous fuels at upwards of 3 billion Btu/hr continuously year-in, year-out to provide the energy products upon which America depends. In the United States, the 1990 Amendments to the Clean Air Act required the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to promulgate new regulations on emissions of hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) from petroleum, petrochemical and chemical sector process heaters and industrial boilers…”