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Aerospace 2014, 1(2), 67-96; doi:10.3390/aerospace1020067

Reforming Technologies to Improve the Performance of Combustion Systems

Mechanical Engneering Department, The University of Sheffield, Sheffield, S1 3JD, UK
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Received: 7 February 2014 / Revised: 30 June 2014 / Accepted: 7 July 2014 / Published: 4 September 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Aviation Alternative Fuels and Energies)

Abstract

A large number of theoretical and experimental studies have shown that the performance of kerosene combustion increases significantly if combustion is being assisted by the addition of hydrogen to the fuel/air mixture during the combustion process. It reduces the amount of CO, CO2 and NOx emissions, while increasing the flame stability limits. It also helps in bruning fuel/air mixtures at much leaner equivalence ratios. The same principle could be applied to gain benefits in gas turbine combustors. Hydrogen for this purpose could be produced by the reforming of hydrocarbon fuels using a reformer module. This paper presents key hydrogen reforming technologies which, by implementation in gas turbine combustors, hold potential for improving both their performance and service life. View Full-Text
Keywords: kerosene reforming; gas turbine combustor; novel combustion technologies; hydrogen assisted combustion kerosene reforming; gas turbine combustor; novel combustion technologies; hydrogen assisted combustion
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 3.0).

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Hassan, H.; Khandelwal, B. Reforming Technologies to Improve the Performance of Combustion Systems. Aerospace 2014, 1, 67-96.

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