Until now, anyone conducting industrial combustion tests had to either rely on old methods, go scurrying through the literature to find proven applicable methodologies, or hire top shelf consultants such as those that work for cutting-edge companies like John Zink. Manufacturers can no longer take industrial combustion for granted. Air and noise pollution standards must be met and today no one can afford the inefficient use of fuel. Drawing on three decades of experience, Charles Baukal Jr. is not only aware of the best methods but is responsible for designing and implementing a number of them, owning 11 patents of his own, as well as having hundreds of articles to his credit.
Providing busy engineers with a convenient reference that gives them state-of-the-art techniques without having to cull through the literature, this practical compendium: Demonstrates how to conduct meaningful experiments with industrial scale combustion equipment Illustrates a number of methods through case studies Includes detailed pictures, figures, graphs, and tables, to explain processes and makde sense of the data Presents valuable information on advanced diagnostics, burner and flare testing, and testing in combustors, including techniques for a variety of kilns, furnaces, and boilers Written to make better practioners out of academicians and better scholars out of hands-on engineers, this unique volume teaches academics how to work at the large scales associated with industrial combutstion, while also teaching engineers the rigorous approach needed for successful modeling.
Dr. Baukal has more than 30 years of experience in the field of industrial combustion. He has over 100 publications including authoring/editing 7 other books on industrial combustion. He has a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in that state, a Board Certified Environmental Engineer, and a Qualified Environmental Professional. He has served as an expert witness in the field of combustion, has 11 U.S. patents, and is a member of numerous honorary societies and Who's Who compilations. Baukal is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the Air and Waste Management Association, the Combustion Institute, and the American Society for Engineering Education. He serves on several advisory boards, holds offices in the Air and Waste Management Association and the American Society for Engineering Education, and is a reviewer for combustion, heat transfer, environmental, and energy journals.