|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||166/058 ; 166/059 ; 166/060 ; 239/424.5 ; 431/268 ; 431/328|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 321 인용 특허 : 13|
A combustor method and apparatus is provided. The method utilizes flameless combustion with one or more of three improvements to enhance ignition of the flameless combustor. A catalytic surface can be provided within a combustion chamber to provide flameless combustion at least in the vicinity of the catalytic surface at a temperature that is much lower than the autoignition temperature of fuel in air without the presence of the catalytic surface. Nitrous oxide or supplemental oxygen may also be used as an oxidant either instead of air or with air to red...
[ We claim:] [1.] A flameless combustor comprising:an axial combustion chamber in communication with an inlet for oxidant at one end and in communication with a combustion product outlet at the other end;a fuel conduit within the axial combustion chamber, the fuel conduit defining a fuel volume, the fuel volume in communication with a fuel supply, and in communication with the combustion chamber through a plurality of orifices along the fuel conduit wherein the fuel conduit comprises an electrically conductive material; andan electrical power supply effe...