Progress and recent trend in MILD combustion

  • Li P
  • Mi J
  • Dally B
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Moderate or intense low oxygen dilution (MILD) combustion plays a
significant role in the mitigation of combustion- generated pollutants
and greenhouse gases whilst meeting thermal efficiency needs. However,
due to the lack of the fundamental knowledge on this combustion,
there is a misconception that MILD combustion should be established
by high preheating of the air, which has limited its application.
Our research and development on this combustion has been performed
for several years. We have found that the requirements for establishing
the MILD combustion are more relaxed than previously. It is also
revealed that this combustion of different type, i.e., non-premixed,
partially premixed and fully premixed, can be achieved by firing
various fuels (i.e., gaseous, liquid and solid fuels). It is suggested
that the application of the MILD combustion can be expanded significantly.
The present review summarizes the progress and recent trend made
in the R&D of this combustion and recommends further fundamental
studies for improving our knowledge and widening its applications.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Flameless combustion
  • Flameless oxidation
  • High temperature air combustion
  • Oxy-fuel combustion

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