Combustion

Author: Irvin Glassman,Richard A. Yetter,Nick G. Glumac

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0124115551

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 774

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Throughout its previous four editions, Combustion has made a very complex subject both enjoyable and understandable to its student readers and a pleasure for instructors to teach. With its clearly articulated physical and chemical processes of flame combustion and smooth, logical transitions to engineering applications, this new edition continues that tradition. Greatly expanded end-of-chapter problem sets and new areas of combustion engineering applications make it even easier for students to grasp the significance of combustion to a wide range of engineering practice, from transportation to energy generation to environmental impacts. Combustion engineering is the study of rapid energy and mass transfer usually through the common physical phenomena of flame oxidation. It covers the physics and chemistry of this process and the engineering applications—including power generation in internal combustion automobile engines and gas turbine engines. Renewed concerns about energy efficiency and fuel costs, along with continued concerns over toxic and particulate emissions, make this a crucial area of engineering. New chapter on new combustion concepts and technologies, including discussion on nanotechnology as related to combustion, as well as microgravity combustion, microcombustion, and catalytic combustion—all interrelated and discussed by considering scaling issues (e.g., length and time scales) New information on sensitivity analysis of reaction mechanisms and generation and application of reduced mechanisms Expanded coverage of turbulent reactive flows to better illustrate real-world applications Important new sections on stabilization of diffusion flames—for the first time, the concept of triple flames will be introduced and discussed in the context of diffusion flame stabilization
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Flammability Handbook for Plastics, Fifth Edition

Author: Carlos J. Hilado

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781566766517

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 326

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FROM THE INTRODUCTION "Considerable effort has gone into the study of various aspects of flammability and of various plastic materials, so that these materials which are proving so useful to man will always be used in ways which will not compromise his safety. The task is a continuing one, because the family of plastics continues to grow, and, along with it, its variety of applications. Some of these future applications cannot even be conceived of at the present time. The needs of man and his society are changing, and with them the factors that affect his safety, comfort, and convenience. A flammability handbook for plastics must necessarily involve a variety of sciences and technologies spread across the whole spectrum of human knowledge, and it is impossible to discuss all the subjects in great depth. Any details extracted for attention are brought because they are believed to be significant to the overall effort to make plastics as useful and safe as humanly possible."
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Dust Explosion Dynamics

Author: Russell A. Ogle

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 0128038292

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 686

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Dust Explosion Dynamics focuses on the combustion science that governs the behavior of the three primary hazards of combustible dust: dust explosions, flash fires, and smoldering. It explores the use of fundamental principles to evaluate the magnitude of combustible dust hazards in a variety of settings. Models are developed to describe dust combustion phenomena using the principles of thermodynamics, transport phenomena, and chemical kinetics. Simple, tractable models are described first and compared with experimental data, followed by more sophisticated models to help with future challenges. Dr. Ogle introduces the reader to just enough combustion science so that they may read, interpret, and use the scientific literature published on combustible dusts. This introductory text is intended to be a practical guide to the application of combustible dust models, suitable for both students and experienced engineers. It will help you to describe the dynamics of explosions and fires involving dust and evaluate their consequences which in turn will help you prevent damage to property, injury and loss of life from combustible dust accidents. Demonstrates how the fundamental principles of combustion science can be applied to understand the ignition, propagation, and extinction of dust explosions Explores fundamental concepts through model-building and comparisons with empirical data Provides detailed examples to give a thorough insight into the hazards of combustible dust as well as an introduction to relevant scientific literature
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Energy Management Handbook, Fifth Edition

Author: Steve Doty,Wayne C. Turner

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780824748128

Category: Science

Page: 750

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Originally published two decades ago, the Energy Management Handbook has become recognized as the definitive stand-alone energy manager's desk reference, used by thousands of energy management professionals throughout the industry. Known as the bible of energy management, it has helped more energy managers reach their potential than any other resource. Completely revised and updated, the fifth edition includes new chapters on building commissioning and green buildings. You'll find in-depth coverage of every component of effective energy management, including boiler and steam system optimization, lighting and electrical systems, HVAC system performance, waste heat recovery, cogeneration, thermal energy storage, energy management control systems, energy systems maintenance, building envelope, industrial insulation, indoor air quality, energy economic analysis, energy procurement decision making, energy security and reliability, and overall energy management program organization. You'll also get the latest facts on utility deregulation, energy project financing, and in-house vs. outsourcing of energy services. The energy industry has change radically since the initial publication of this reference over 20 years ago. Looking back on the energy arena, one thing becomes clear: energy is the key element that must be managed to ensure a company's profitability. The Energy Management Handbook, Fifth Edition is the definitive reference to guide energy managers through the maze of changes the industry has experienced.
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The Chemistry and Technology of Petroleum, Fifth Edition

Author: James G. Speight

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439873895

Category: Science

Page: 953

View: 7536

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With demand for petroleum products increasing worldwide, there is a tendency for existing refineries to seek new approaches to optimize efficiency and throughput. In addition, changes in product specifications due to environmental regulations greatly influence the development of petroleum refining technologies. These factors underlie the need for this fifth edition of The Chemistry and Technology of Petroleum, which continues in the tradition of the bestselling fourth edition, proving readers with a detailed overview of the chemistry and technology of petroleum as it evolves into the twenty-first century. The new edition has been updated with the latest developments in the refining industry, including new processes as well as updates on evolving processes and various environmental regulations. The book covers issues related to economics and future refineries, examines the changing character of refinery feedstock, and offers new discussions on environmental aspects of refining. It contains more than 300 figures and tables, including chemical structures and process flow sheets. A useful reference for scientists and engineers in the petroleum industry as well as in the catalyst manufacturing industry, this book introduces readers to the science and technology of petroleum, beginning with its formation in the ground and culminating in the production of a wide variety of products and petrochemical intermediates.
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Standard Handbook of Engineering Calculations, Fifth Edition

Author: Tyler G. Hicks

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071821554

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1136

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MORE THAN 5000 ESSENTIAL, UP-TO-DATE CALCULATIONS FOR ENGINEERS Thoroughly revised with the latest data, methods, and code, the new edition of this practical resource contains more than 5000 specific, step-by-step calculation procedures for solving both common and uncommon engineering problems quickly and easily. The calculations presented provide safe, usable results for the majority of situations faced by practicing engineers worldwide. The book fully describes each problem, includes numbered calculation procedures, provides workedout problems, and offers related calculations in most instances. This is an essential on-the-job manual as well as a handy reference for engineering licensing exam preparation. Includes NEW calculation procedures for: Load and resistance factor design (LRFD) Solar heating loads Geothermal energy engineering Transformer efficiency Thermodynamic analysis of a Linde system Design of a chlorination system for wastewater disinfection Determination of ground-level pollutant concentration And many more Standard Handbook of Engineering Calculations, Fifth Edition, features detailed, time-saving calculations for: Civil and structural engineering Architectural engineering Mechanical engineering Electrical engineering Chemical and process plant engineering Water and wastewater engineering Environmental engineering
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HVAC Systems Design Handbook, Fifth Edition

Author: Roger W. Haines,Michael E. Myers

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071625259

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 576

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A complete, fully revised HVAC design reference Thoroughly updated with the latest codes, technologies, and practices, this all-in-one resource provides details, calculations, and specifications for designing efficient and effective residential, commercial, and industrial HVAC systems. HVAC Systems Design Handbook, Fifth Edition, features new information on energy conservation and computer usage for design and control, as well as the most recent International Code Council (ICC) Mechanical Code requirements. Detailed illustrations, tables, and essential HVAC equations are also included. This comprehensive guide contains everything you need to design, operate, and maintain peak-performing HVAC systems. Coverage includes: Load calculations Air- and fluid-handling systems Central plants Automatic controls Equipment for cooling, heating, and air handling Electrical features of HVAC systems Design documentation--drawings and specifications Construction through operation Technical report writing Engineering fundamentals-fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, heat transfer, psychrometrics, sound and vibration Indoor air quality (IAQ) Sustainable HVAC systems Smoke management
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Industrial Burners Handbook

Author: Charles E. Baukal, Jr.

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0203488806

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 808

View: 5108

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Rapid development in the field precipitated by the increased demand for clean burner systems has made the Industrial Burners Handbook into the field’s go-to resource. With this resource, bestselling author, editor, and combustion expert Charles Baukal, Jr. has put together a comprehensive reference dedicated to the design and applications of industrial burners. In addition to a solid introduction to combustion and burner fundamentals, an outstanding panel of contributing authors address all major burner types and explore a range of topics never before adequately covered in a handbook, including noise, burner controls, and physical modeling.
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