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TECHNICAL PAPERS: Gas Turbines: Combustion and Fuels

Low NOx Emission From an Ambient Pressure Diffusion Flame Fired Gas Turbine Cycle (APGC)

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G. Vermes

1460 Elm Street, Stratford, CT 02139

L. E. Barta

Combustion Consultants International, Inc., Bükkös Part 72, Szentendre, Hungary

J. M. Beér

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Building 66, Room 548, Cambridge, MA 02139e-mail: jmbeer@mit.edu

J. Eng. Gas Turbines Power 125(1), 46-50 (Dec 27, 2002) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1520160 History: Received August 01, 2001; Revised June 01, 2002; Online December 27, 2002
Copyright © 2003 by ASME
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Conventional regenerative cycle
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Ambient pressure combustor gas turbine cycle
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Conceptual arrangement of the multi-annular swirl burner based on J. M. Beér’s patented design
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The multi-annular swirl burner (MASB), 610
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MASB generated NOx versus rich zone residence time. Comparison of calculated and experimental data, 11.
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Ambient pressure gas turbine cycle with flue gas recirculation
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Ambient pressure gas turbine cycle with both air and recirculated flue gas preheat

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