Status of catalytic combustion R&D for the department of energy advanced turbine systems program

D. B. Font, G. S. Jackson, H. Karim, D. M. Newburry, P. Dutra, K. O. Smith, Robert Dibble

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Abstract

This paper discusses some of the advanced concepts and research and development associated with implementing catalytic combustion to achieve ultra-low-NO, emissions in the next generation of land-based gas turbine engines. In particular, the paper presents current development status and design challenges being addressed by Siemens Westinghouse Power Corp. for large industrial engines (> 200 MW) and by Solar Turbines for smaller engines (< 20 MW) as part of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Advanced Turbine Systems (ATS) program. Operational issues in implementing catalytic combustion and the current needs for research in catalyst durability and operability are also discussed. This paper indicates how recent advances in reactor design and catalytic coatings have made catalytic combustion a viable technology for advanced turbine engines and how further research and development may improve catalytic combustion systems to better meet the durability and operability challenges presented by the high-efficiency, ultra-low emissions ATS program goals.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCoal, Biomass and Alternative Fuels; Combustion and Fuels; Oil and Gas Applications; Cycle Innovations
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
ISBN (Electronic)9780791878590
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999
EventASME 1999 International Gas Turbine and Aeroengine Congress and Exhibition, GT 1999 - Indianapolis, United States
Duration: Jun 7 1999Jun 10 1999

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ASME Turbo Expo
Volume2

Other

OtherASME 1999 International Gas Turbine and Aeroengine Congress and Exhibition, GT 1999
CountryUnited States
CityIndianapolis
Period06/7/9906/10/99

Keywords

  • Catalytic combustion
  • Dvanced turbine systems
  • Palladium-based catalysts
  • Ultra-low NO<inf>x</inf> emissions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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