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Mixed air steam turbines fired by liquid fuels (MAST B LIQUID)

Objective

The proposal will provide design guidelines for liquid/dual - fuelled gas turbine combustion chambers in open system mixed air-steam turbines (MAST) leading to efficiencies above 50 and reduced NOx emissions. The project will extend two novel optical sensors for measurement of fuel/flame location in liquid fuelled combustors during sector/engine stand tests, by combined experiments and calculations of excited chemiluminescent radicals. The measurements provided by these sensors will evaluate new Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) models for (1) evaporation of multi-component fuels in high humidity environments; (2) turbulent partially premixed non-adiabatic liquid-fuel vapour flames for CO/NOx reaction chemistry and mean chemical reaction rate. These CFD tools will allow a parametric study of combustion behaviour and wall temperature of LIQUID MAST combustion chambers linked with a socio-economic assessment provided by a NAS partner.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
Address
Exhibition Road
SW7 2BX London
United Kingdom

Participants (6)

ALSTOM POWER SWEDEN AB
Sweden
Address

612 82 Finspaang
ELECTRICITY AUTHORITY OF CYPRUS
Cyprus
Address
Photi Pitta 15
1399 Nicosia
FOUNDATION OF RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY - HELLAS
Greece
Address
Dedalou 36
Iraklion
MARTIN-LUTHER-UNIVERSITAET HALLE-WITTENBERG
Germany
Address
Geusaer Strasse
06217 Merseburg
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, GALWAY
Ireland
Address
University Road
90 Galway
UNIVERSITY OF TWENTE
Netherlands
Address
Drienerlolaan 5
75522 NB Hengelo Ov