|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||060/03912; 060/0395; 060/039511; 060/802|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 3 인용 특허 : 15|
An auxiliary power unit includes an autothermal reformer for producing a reformate from fuel; a turbine; a combustor for burning the reformate to power the turbine; a recuperator for obtaining thermal energy to improve the efficiency of the auxiliary power unit; a steam generator for using thermal energy from the recuperator to produce steam from a water supply; a condenser for recovering the water from turbine exhaust; and an electrical generator coupled to the turbine for producing electrical power. Recovered heat and water are used with the autotherma...
I claim: 1. An auxiliary power unit comprising:a fuel reforming catalytic reactor for producing a reformate from a mixture of fuel, steam, and compressed air;a combustor for consuming said reformate and producing thermal energy therefrom;a turbine powered by said combustor;an air compressor mechanically coupled to said turbine;a recuperator receiving exhaust from the turbine, the recuperator conducting thermal energy from said turbine exhaust to compressed air from said air compressor to provide a hot compressed air to the combustor;an electrical generat...