Fundamental Studies to Enable Robust, Reliable, Low Emission Gas Turbine Combustion of High Hydrogen Content Fuels Email Page
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Performer:  University of Michigan Location:  Ann Arbor, Michigan
Project Duration:  10/01/2011 – 09/30/2016 Award Number:  FE0007465
Technology Area:  Advanced Turbines Total Award Value:  $628,975
Key Technology:  Advanced Combustion Turbines DOE Share:  $494,806
Performer Share:  $134,169

University of Michigan Rapid Compression Facility.
University of Michigan Rapid Compression Facility.

Project Description

At the University of Michigan’s Rapid Compression Facility (RCF), experiments will be conducted to extend the high-quality, low-uncertainty experimental database of high hydrogen content (HHC) combustion kinetic benchmarks over a range of operating conditions, including pressures (10–25 atmospheres), temperatures (700–1700K), and the effects of dilution with exhaust gases (where uncertainties in third body coefficients become particularly important). Flammability limits and flame/auto-ignition inter-actions will be determined computationally and experimentally. The RCF data will provide rigorous targets for development of accurate, well validated, detailed, and reduced chemical kinetic reaction mechanisms for HHC combustion, including nitrogen oxide (NOx) chemistry.

Project Benefits

This project will expand the experimental database of high hydrogen content (HHC) combustion kinetic benchmarks. Improving benchmark data for HHC fuels will improve the tools available for hydrogen combustor designs that will produce fewer emissions at higher temperatures. Specifically this project will conduct Rapid Compression Facility experiments to extend the high-quality, low-uncertainty experimental database of HHC combustion kinetic benchmarks at operating conditions including high pressures, high temperatures, and the effects of dilution with exhaust gases.

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Contact Information

Federal Project Manager Mark C. Freeman: mark.freeman@netl.doe.gov
Technology Manager Richard Dennis: richard.dennis@netl.doe.gov
Principal Investigator Margaret Wooldridge: mswool@umich.edu