This paper discusses some of the advanced concepts and research and development associated with implementing catalytic combustion to achieve ultra-low- 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. [S0742-4795(00)01502-7]
Status of Catalytic Combustion R&D for the Department of Energy Advanced Turbine Systems Program
Contributed by the International Gas Turbine Institute (IGTI) of THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS for publication in the ASME JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING FOR GAS TURBINES AND POWER. Paper presented at the International Gas Turbine and Aeroengine Congress and Exhibition, Indianapolis, IN, June 7–10, 1999; ASME Paper 99-GT-57. Manuscript received by IGTI March 9, 1999; final revision received by the ASME Headquarters January 3, 2000. Associate Technical Editor: D. Wisler.
Fant, D. B., Jackson, G. S., Karim, H., Newburry, D. M., Dutta , P., Smith, K. O., and Dibble, R. W. (January 3, 2000). "Status of Catalytic Combustion R&D for the Department of Energy Advanced Turbine Systems Program ." ASME. J. Eng. Gas Turbines Power. April 2000; 122(2): 293–300. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.483216
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