The Burner Booster

Environmental Benefits

The Burner Booster produces two huge environmental benefits:

  • Reduces the emission of greenhouse and other harmful gases
  • Cuts the amount of heating oil used, by over 30%

In 2009, The Burner Booster was put through a comprehensive battery of tests at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s fire lab in Worcester, Massachusetts. In those tests, heating oil use was cut by 35% to over 50% in one test. In measurements at thirteen demonstration sites during the 2009-2012 heating seasons, fuel oil consumption was reduced by an average of 15% - 25%.

Emission tests carried out at the WPI fire lab and thirteen Burner Booster demonstration sites found dramatic reductions in the emission of greenhouse and other harmful gases.

The flue gases and percentages shown below are the average reductions measured in before/after tests taken at thirteen demonstration sites during the 2009-2012 heating seasons. Emission tests at all of the demonstration sites were carried out by EES. Emission tests were also carried out at six of the sites by CK Environmental, a nationally recognized air quality testing company headquartered in Canton, Massachusetts. A sample, but not all of those tests were done to EPA-recognized testing standards.

To achieve accuracy, the values below represent a running total of all testing completed by third parties and EES. All testing utilized high quality, recognized EPA instruments as well as a variety of fuel oils (No. 2, No. 4, 100% Bio, 50% Bio, BRB-57).

The percent values in reduction are calculated when producing the same BTU output:

  • Carbon Monoxide (CO) – 60% - 75%
  • Carbon Dioxide (CO2) – 21% - 28%
  • Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) – 28% - 39%
  • Sulfur Monoxide (SO) – 60% - 80%
  • Nitrogen Oxides (NOX) – 13% - 40%
  • Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) – 35% - 45%
  • Total Hydrocarbon (THC) – 10% - 20%
  • Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) – 15% - 23%

Less soot means a cleaner heating unit, optimum efficiency, and fewer service calls down the road.

Please click below for details of air quality testing at all demonstration sites:

Demonstrations Sites Oil Savings

Demonstration Sites Emission Reductions

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