Status of Catalytic Combustion R&D for the Department of Energy Advanced Turbine Systems Program FREE

[+] Author Affiliations
D. B. Fant

South Carolina Institute for Energy Studies, Clemson, SC

G. S. Jackson

University of Maryland, College Park, MD

H. Karim

Precision Combustion Inc., New Haven, CT

D. M. Newburry

Siemens Westinghouse, Orlando, FL

P. Dutta, K. O. Smith

Solar Turbines Inc., San Diego, CA

R. W. Dibble

University of California, Berkeley, CA

Paper No. 99-GT-057, pp. V002T02A009; 10 pages
  • ASME 1999 International Gas Turbine and Aeroengine Congress and Exhibition
  • Volume 2: Coal, Biomass and Alternative Fuels; Combustion and Fuels; Oil and Gas Applications; Cycle Innovations
  • Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, June 7–10, 1999
  • Conference Sponsors: International Gas Turbine Institute
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-7859-0
  • Copyright © 1999 by ASME


This paper discusses some of the advanced concepts and research and development associated with implementing catalytic combustion to achieve ultra-low-NOx 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.

Copyright © 1999 by ASME
Topics: Combustion , Turbines
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