Fire, unquestionably the most important discovery in the history of mankind, was discovered thanks to the accidental combustion of wood.
Fire, unquestionably the most important discovery in the history of mankind, was discovered thanks to the accidental combustion of wood. Fire has illuminated, heated, protected and fed mankind for thousands of years. Briefly, fired fostered the birth of civilization.
Wood, on the other hand, remained the most widely used raw material for many centuries, not only to burn fires, but also as building material. The invention of the steam engine allowed mankind to obtain mechanical energy from the combustion of wood, whereas up to the 18th century wind and water where the only mechanical energy sources available.
During the Industrial Revolution wood started to become scarce owing to the massive deforestation carried out to produce energy. Mankind had to look for alternative energy sources and found them in coal and oil, which at the time were abundant albeit not renewable.
Only recently, energy need and the possible disappearance of fossil fuels and the pollution produced by the combustion led man to “re-discover” the usefulness of wood and biomass as energy sources.
Direct combustion is the best established and most commonly used technology for converting biomass to heat. During combustion, biomass fuel is burnt in excess air to produce heat. The first stage of combustion involves the evolution of combustible vapors from the biomass, which burn as flames. The residual material, in the form of charcoal, is burnt in a forced air supply to give more heat.
Liquid fuels, defined as, include both conventional and nonconventional liquid products. Conventional liquids include crude oil and lease condensate, natural gas plant liquids, and refinery gain.
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Unconventional liquids include biofuels, gas-to-liquids, coal-to-liquids, and unconventional petroleum products(e.g., extra-heavy oils, oil shale, and bitumen). Also included is petroleum coke, which is a solid.
Gaseous fuels are hydrocarbons, hydrogen and carbon monoxide mixtures present in gaseous state which forms the basis of potential heat energy or light energy that can be readily disseminated by means of pipes from the origin to the place of consumption.
In Industries LPG (Liquified Petroleum gas) & NG (Natural Gas) are the two main gaseous fuels available to produce heat for various application.
Biogas is produced from Waste Water & Digesters if waste food is decomposed underground and used as a fuel.
Producer Gas is outcome of Gasification. Gasifiers are then connected Gas Engines to produce electricity.
We at Enthalpy Asia, have tie up with renowned OEMs of high quality burners from Europe & USA.
Our engineering team based out of India support us on design of new burner systems, Gas Trains not only for Boilers but for other direct heating applications in Industry.