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An Experimental Investigation into NOx Control of a Gas Turbine Combustor and Augmentor Tube Incorporating a Catalytic Reduction System

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Authors
Behrens, Christopher Karl
Subjects
NOx Control
Gas Turbine Combustors
Emissions Control Exhaust Augmentor Tubes
Gas Analyzers
Pollution Control
Advisors
Netzer, D.W.
Date of Issue
1990-03
Date
Mar 1990
Publisher
Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School.
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Abstract
An initial experimental investigation was conducted to examine the feasibility of NO x emission control using catalytic reduction techniques in the jet engine test cell environment. A modified T-63 gas turbine combustor and an augmentor tube, 21 feet in length and containing a perlite catalyst, were used as a gas generator and catalytic reduction system. Four data runs were made. Three runs were completed without the catalyst installed. Temperature and velocity profile measurements were obtained in order to calculate augmentation ratios for different engine fuel to air ratios. NOx, CO, and unburned hydrocarbon concentrations in the exhaust were measured to provide a baseline for further tests. A fourth data run was made with the perlite catalyst installed in the augmentor tube. A 64 percent NOx reduction was observed, however, the large pressure drop across the catalytic bed deemed the current configuration impractical Recommendations for alternative configurations are presented. The results of the investigation have proven that further study is warranted.
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Thesis
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Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
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xii, 88 p.
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Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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