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Simplified configuration for the combustor of an oil burner using a low pressure, high flow air-atomizing nozzle

United States Patent

August 15, 2000
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The invention relates to clean burning of fuel oil with air. More specifically, to a fuel burning combustion head using a low-pressure, high air flow atomizing nozzle so that there will be a complete combustion oil resulting in a minimum emission of pollutants. The inventors have devised a fuel burner that uses a low pressure air atomizing nozzle. The improved fuel burner does not result in the use of additional compressors or the introduction of pressurized gases downstream, nor does it require a complex design.
Butcher; Thomas A. (Port Jefferson, NY), Celebi; Yusuf (Middle Island, NY), Fisher; Leonard (Colrain, MA)
U.S. Department of Energy (Washington, DC)
09/ 161,814
September 28, 1998
CONTRACTUAL ORIGIN OF THE INVENTION The U.S. Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC02-76CH00016 between the U.S. Department of Energy and Associated Universities.