Air Products and John Zink Company, LLC today announced the signing of a license agreement for Air Products' patented Large Scale Vortex (LSV) burner technology.

The LSV burner technology is designed to significantly decrease nitrous oxide (NOx) air emissions and provide environmental and operational benefits in industrial combustion applications.

Bob Davis, director of technology commercialisation, energy and process industries, at Air Products, said: \\$quot;We wanted to work with someone very prominent in the combustion industry.

\\$quot;We've got a great technology with environmental and operational benefits, but are not in the burner business. By licensing to John Zink we can fully leverage the advantages of this technology.\\$quot;

The license agreement applies to retrofitting of existing hydrogen and syngas plants and new and retrofitted methanol and ammonia plants. Air Products still reserves all rights to use LSV burners exclusively in new hydrogen and syngas production installations.

Stephen Pirnat, president of John Zink Company, said: \\$quot;We are looking forward to working with Air Products to develop this new burner technology.

\\$quot;The collaborative effort between Air Products and John Zink Company will provide our customers with an innovative NOx reduction solution that offers them significant economic and environmental value.\\$quot;

The LSV's competitive advantage is its ability to meet low NOx emission requirements in regulated regions. This makes the added capital investment expense of a selective catalytic reduction unit for these combustion applications unnecessary.

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