Technical Proceedings of the 2008 Clean Technology Conference and Trade Show

Clean Technology 2008

Chapter 9: Environmental & Sensor Technologies

Authors:
D. Goodson, R. Rutkowski, G. Osler
Affilation:
ClearSign Combustion Corporation, US
Pages:
562 - 565
Keywords:
efficiency, combustion, heat transfer, emissions reduction, coal, biomass, glycerine
Abstract:
We have observed that software-controlled propagation of insignificant amounts of electrical energy through a flame region enhances both combustion efficiency and the transfer of thermal energy in an electrically conductive burner and heat exchange system. ClearSign Precision Active Controlâ„¢ technology processes signals and applies them to flames to create an augmented combustion state.Manipulation of such a system, in response to predicted or observed events within the flame, allows electro-chemical (as opposed to mechanical) control of both the combustion and heat exchange processes. The result is dramatically reduced emissions and heat loss, and an increase in the thermal efficiency of the system.
Enhancing Combustion and Heat Exchange Through Electrical Augmentation
ISBN:
1-4200-8502-0
Pages:
724