ESTABLISHED 2001

Design and Developed by Jupiter Oxygen

High Flame Temperature Oxy-Fuel Combustion Carbon Capture

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.

 

Power Plants

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 one-forth that of air-fi red 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.

Waste Transformation

Objectives & Benefits :

  • Extremely diverse types of wastes from various industries can be processed together or separately
  • All organic content of the waste is converted into energy
  • All heavy metals are immobilized and rendered non-leachable
  • Solid residue is transformed into suitable construction material
  • No limitation on type of wastes processed
  • No secondary wastes generated
  • Fully compliant with United States Clean Air Act
 

Applications :

  • Transformation of industry waste from an industry complex into steam and construction material
  • Transformation of petroleum waste into fresh water and construction material
  • Transformation of metal industry waste into energy
  • Utilization of special industrial waste
  • Remediation of Brownfield waste
  • Beneficial utilization of municipal sewage sludge and municipal solid waste
 
 

Industrial Furnaces

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

Results :

  • Natural Gas Fuel reduction up to 73%
  • Oil Fuel usage reduction up to 68%
 

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:

For Natural Gas :

  • Reduction of NOx below 0.05 Lbs/MMBtu
  • 69 % reduction in CO
  • 69 % reduction in SOx
  • 31 % reduction in VOC’s
 

For Oil :

  • NOx, SOx and CO well below AP-42
 

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

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