Research and development of natural draft ultra low emissions burners for gas appliances
Reducing emissions from residential cooking with a cost-effective and passive low NOx control technology
The researcher adapted a simple, cost-effective, and passive low NOx control technology developed by LBNL for NASA's microgravity combustion program, a Ring-Stabilizer Burner, to residential cooking applications. This low emission burner technology can also be adapted to hot water heaters; furnaces, space heaters, and small boilers.
The contractor performed research to adopt a cost-effective passive NOx control technology developed by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Microgravity Combustion Program, called the ring stabilizer, for natural-draft operation. The research was able to develop and characterize a natural draft burner suited to residential and commercial cooking appliances that significantly reduces NOx emissions. This development will assist manufacturers to move towards the South Coast Air Quality Management District's (SCAQMD's) 80% NOx reduction target.
This project developed and characterized a natural draft burner suited to residential and commercial cooking appliances that significantly reduced NOx emissions, moving towards the South Coast Air Quality Management District's 80% NOx reduction target.