Jupiter Oxygen’s High Flame Temperature Oxy-Fuel Combustion technology development has achieved a significant reduction in fossil fuel usage with industrial melting furnaces, fossil fuel steam generators and power plants as well as waste transformation facilities, focusing on energy efficiency and emission benefits.
Jupiter Oxygen's mission is to promote these energy saving and greenhouse gas avoidance techniques throughout the industry, paying particular attention to those businesses that are highly energy intensive.
Benefits to biomass power plants include fuel efficiency which is improved because nitrogen uses up a great deal of heat/energy produced by combustion. Furthermore, the patented high ﬂame temperature process improves radiant heat transfer and therefore efﬁ ciency. Test results from retroﬁtting older natural gas boilers show a 6.7% to 14.3% drop in fuel consumption in the boiler based on patented high ﬂame temperature oxy-fuel combustion. Less fuel also means a corresponding reduction of greenhouse gases and pollutants.
Major Benefits for retrofits and new fossil and biomass power plants :
NOx is greatly reduced with properly designed combustion & burner systems. Coal combustion NOx levels in the exit gas are below the federal goal of 0.1 Lbs/MMBtu, & are expected to be 0.05Lbs/MMBtu without any post-combustion emission controls.
Flue gas exhaust from the boiler is approximately 1/4th that of air-ﬁred boilers, making emission capture easier, as well as more effective and economical. Elimination of key pollutant emissions: 99%+ SOx, 99%+ PM and 90%+ mercury capture
Highly concentrated CO₂ makes capture easier and more economical with 95%+ capture of CO₂ possible. Since air is not part of the combustion process, there is no expense to separating CO₂ from air prior to compression, unlike with air ﬁring.
Jupiter Oxygen’s patented oxy-fuel combustion technology creates more efficient heat transfer for industrial furnaces with moderate process temperatures. The improved efficiency is due to the elimination of airborne nitrogen, more radiant heat transfer, and longer gas residence time. The result is lower fuel costs and improved production. For example, in the aluminum recycling furnaces using technology licensed by Jupiter Oxygen, equivalent production was achieved with exciting economic results compared to traditional air-fossil fuel methods
1,008 Btu/Lbs was the average energy requirement for aluminum, which improved to 750-900 btu/lbs with continuous runs eliminating holding time. This compares to the prior experience of about 3,620 Btu/Lbs for air fuel combustion. Test results also indicate that our combustion and burner system design approach can achieve remarkable environmental results:
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These lower fuel costs, improved production and environmental emission improvements can be achieved using the same process temperatures and materials as before.
Although flame temperatures exceeded 4,500°F, and reached as high as 5,300°F, industrial melting furnace process temperatures were maintained at the same levels as with conventional types of combustion without damage. The molten metal process temperature remained about 1,400°F, with wall temperatures about 1,800°F, and stack temperature about 1,000°F