Conversion of Sulfur Dioxide to Sulfur Trioxide in Gas Turbine Exhaust

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B. W. Harris

Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM 87545

J. Eng. Gas Turbines Power 112(4), 585-589 (Oct 01, 1990) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2906209 History: Received October 01, 1989; Online April 24, 2008


Acid dewpoints were calculated from SO2 -to-SO3 conversion in gas turbine exhaust. These data can be used as guidelines in setting feedwater temperatures in combined-cycle systems. Accurate settings can prevent corrosion of heat-exchanger (boiler) tubes, thus extending their life time. This study was done using gas turbine engines and a laboratory generator set. The units burned marine diesel or diesel No. 2 fuel with sulfur contents up to 1.3 percent. The exhaust from these systems contained an excess of 20 percent oxygen, and 3–10 percent water vapor. Exhaust temperatures ranged from 728 to 893 K (455 to 620°C).

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