CCS and Power Systems

Advanced Energy Systems - Hydrogen Turbines


Effects of Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) on Turbulent Combustion and Emissions in Advanced Gas Turbine Combustors with High-Hydrogen-Content (HHC) Fuels


Performer: Purdue University

Project No: FE0011822


Project Description

The primary objectives of this Purdue University project are to develop experimental methods, kinetic models, and numerical tools to quantify and predict the impact of exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) on NOx and CO emissions, combustion kinetics, radiation heat transfer, turbulent combustion, and combustion instabilities for HHC fuels by using laminar and turbulent flow reactors and gas turbine combustors operating at high temperatures and pressures. This project will provide detailed data for improving chemical kinetic models of EGR effects, supply insight into the effects of EGR on flame speeds and turbulent flame structure, and assess the impact of EGR on emissions in a high-pressure combustion test rig.

Design of reactor assisted turbulent slot (RATS) burner and turbulent flame images (CH4/air) at elevated temperatures.

Design of reactor assisted turbulent slot (RATS) burner and
turbulent flame images (CH4/air) at elevated temperatures.


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