Energy-ecological assessment of the boiler equipment modernized with the jet-niche technology

Journal Journal of Mechanical Engineering – Problemy Mashynobuduvannia
Publisher A. Pidhornyi Institute for Mechanical Engineering Problems
National Academy of Science of Ukraine
ISSN  2709-2984 (Print), 2709-2992 (Online)
Issue Vol. 25, no. 3, 2022 (September)
Pages 46-55
Cited by J. of Mech. Eng., 2022, vol. 25, no. 3, pp. 46-55



Mykhailo Z. Abdulin, National Technical University of Ukraine “Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute” (37, Peremohy ave., Kyiv, 03056, Ukraine), e-mail:, ORCID: 0000-0001-9900-7314

Oleksandr A. Siryi, National Technical University of Ukraine “Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute” (37, Peremohy ave., Kyiv, 03056, Ukraine), e-mail:, ORCID: 0000-0001-5811-9037

Olha O. Kobylianska, National Technical University of Ukraine “Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute” (37, Peremohy ave., Kyiv, 03056, Ukraine), e-mail:, ORCID: 0000-0002-4195-0841



The results devoted to the issues of energy-ecological assessment of industrial boiler equipment with jet-niche combustion technology are given in the paper. The basic principles underlying this technology include: rational distribution of fuel in the oxidant stream; stable adjustable structure of fuel, oxidant and combustion products; self-regulation of the fuel mixture composition in the zone of the torch stabilization when the unit load changes. As of today, a large number of industrial gas-burning equipment has been modernized by jet-niche technology, including: boilers, furnaces, dryers, metallurgical facilities, etc. The results of industrial implementation of the technology allowed to accumulate a significant amount of technical information and gave the possibility of preliminary environmental assessment during the modernization of gas combustion equipment. As practice shows, at the present stage the main direction of the technology improvement is to enhance its environmental performance. The influence of the main regime and technical parameters of fire equipment on its emission indicators is established in the paper. Possibilities for reducing nitrogen oxides by primary technological methods, the simplest and most effective of which is the introduction of recirculation gases into the furnace space, have been identified. According to the results of the analysis of emission indicators of the modernized fire equipment with a capacity of 0.5–60 MW, data to estimate the emission indicators of low and medium power boilers depending on the main influencing factors, namely, unit size, excess air ratio and boiler load were obtained. The influence of the introduction of recirculation gases into the furnace space on the level of nitrogen oxides concentration is also taken into account. The efficiency of application of the recirculation gases introduction scheme into the primary air flow in comparison with combustion technologies based on vortex burners is shown. According to the results of the industrial experiment, the energy efficiency of the proposed measures was established on the example of the dependences of efficiency on the load of boilers PTVM-50 and KVGM-20.


Keywords: gaseous fuel, jet-niche technology, nitrogen oxides, regime parameters, ecological characteristics, gas recirculation.


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Received 30 September 2021

Published 30 September 2022