TECHNICAL PAPERS: Gas Turbines: Combustion and Fuel

On-Line Fuel Deoxygenation for Coke Suppression

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L. J. Spadaccini, H. Huang

United Technologies Research Center, 411 Silver Lane, East Hartford, CT 06108

J. Eng. Gas Turbines Power 125(3), 686-692 (Aug 15, 2003) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1582497 History: Received December 01, 2001; Revised March 01, 2002; Online August 15, 2003
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Supported oxygen-permeable polymer membrane
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Membrane test apparatus
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Influence of oxygen temperature on membrane permeability
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Influence of membrane thickness on oxygen permeability
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Influence of fuel temperature on deoxygenation
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Influence of mass diffusion in fuel on deoxygenation
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Demonstration of single-pass fuel deoxygenation
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Deoxygenation suppresses coke formation, independent of fuel
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Deoxygenation is effective up to 860°F peak wall temperature
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Deoxygenated fuel performs as well as JP-7
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Kinetic model validation
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Fuel deoxygenation filter sizing
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Fuel deoxygenator design concept



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