2008 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show - Nanotech 2008 - 11th Annual

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Clean Technology 2008

Enhancing Combustion and Heat Exchange Through Electrical Augmentation

D. Goodson, R. Rutkowski, G. Osler
ClearSign Combustion Corporation, US

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.


Nanotech 2008 Conference Program Abstract