Jupiter Oxygen Corporation’s patented fossil fuel combustion technology uses a high temperature flame with 95% to 100% pure oxygen for combustion while air is excluded. Therefore, there is no airborne nitrogen. Nitrogen uses energy during combustion, thereby reducing the amount of energy available to be transferred to the water tubes for the making of steam. Lower nitrogen means that more combustion energy is available for making steam. The oxy-coal flame is at a much higher temperature and generates far more radiant energy transfer than an air-coal flame [also true using other fuels]. Radiant heat transfer is far more efficient than convective heat transfer. (Note that the higher flame temperature can be safely used for power plant retrofits with existing materials and existing process temperatures). Furthermore, Jupiter’s combustion technology operates at or very close to stoichiometry and creates longer residence times. This means that there is a more efficient burn of the fuel and more time for the energy generated to be absorbed as the heated gas passes through the boiler.
These four factors [reduction of nitrogen at combustion, greater radiant heat transfer, stoichiometric oxygen-fossil fuel ratio and longer residence times] mean that Jupiter Oxygen’s technology makes boiler combustion become much more efficient and use significantly less fuel to create the desired megawatts.
In addition, exit gas emission clean-up with back-end technologies are more efficient and less costly because of lowered NOx at combustion with air excluded, lower pollutants due to the fuel reduction, reduced exit gas volumes and the changed composition of the exit gases.
The Jupiter Oxygen patented technology also results in more concentrated CO2, resulting in less expense capture and sequestration. Initial test results showed a tenfold increase in CO2 concentration.