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Catalytic hybrid lean-premixed burner for gas turbines (CATHLEAN)

Objective

CATHLEAN addresses the research and development of an advanced, ultra-low NOx, hybrid burner for gas turbines, which combines catalytic and lean-premix combustion technologies. Such a hybrid design enables this new technology to be introduced in a low-risk manner. The catalytic elements serve to pre-treat the fuel, which can be natural gas, biogas, syngas, or mixtures thereof, in order to enhance performance in terms of :- emissions (<3ppmv NOx and <10ppmv CO @ 15% O_2 at 100% load, for natural gas fuel)- part-load stability (reducing the temperature at which lean blowouts occurs for lean-premixed flames, by over100°C) - thermo acoustic phenomena (pulsations < 0.3% of pressure). The principle scientific objective is to quantify, both experimentally and numerically, the technical advantages of hybrid burner in terms of the three above-mentioned criteria, relative to traditional, lean-premixed combustors.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

ALSTOM POWER LTD.
Address
Newbold Road
CV21 2NH Gawston Rugby
United Kingdom

Participants (13)

ALSTOM POWER TECHNOLOGY LTD
Switzerland
Address
Im Segelhof 1
5405 Baden
AWTEC AG FUER TECHNOLOGIE UND INNOVATION
Switzerland
Address
Leutschenbachstrasse 42
8050 Zurich
CATACEL CORP
United States
Address
5950 Eagle Creek Road
44430 Leavittsburg, Ohio
CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Address
The Whittle Building
MK43 0AL Cranfield,bedford
GAZ DE FRANCE
France
Address
23,Avenue Du Président Wilson 361
93211 La Plaine Saint-denis
GERMAN AEROSPACE CENTRE
Germany
Address
Linder Hoehe
51147 Koeln
INSTITUT FRANCAIS DU PETROLE
France
Address

89390 Vernaison
MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
United States
Address
Massachusetts Avenue 77
02139 Cambridge
NANOCAT TECHNOLOGIES INC.
United States
Address
9 Fairlane Terrace
01890 Winchester
POLYTECHNIC OF MILAN
Italy
Address
Via Mancinelli 7
20131 Milano
ROYAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Sweden
Address
Teknikringen 42
100 44 Stockholm
RUHR-UNIVERSITY BOCHUM
Germany
Address
150,Universitatsstrasse 150
44780 Bochum
UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, COLLEGE PARK
United States
Address
3112 Lee Building
College Park