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Title: Mitigating the effect of siloxanes on internal combustion engines using landfill gasses

Abstract

A waste gas combustion method that includes providing a combustible fuel source, in which the combustible fuel source is composed of at least methane and siloxane gas. A sodium source or magnesium source is mixed with the combustible fuel source. Combustion of the siloxane gas of the combustible fuel source produces a silicon containing product. The sodium source or magnesium source reacts with the silicon containing product to provide a sodium containing glass or sodium containing silicate, or a magnesium containing silicate. By producing the sodium containing glass or sodium containing silicate, or the magnesium containing silicate, or magnesium source for precipitating particulate silica instead of hard coating, the method may reduce or eliminate the formation of silica deposits within the combustion chamber and the exhaust components of the internal combustion engine.

Inventors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1167032
Patent Number(s):
8,925,497
Application Number:
14/100,341
Assignee:
UT-Battelle, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN) ORNL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2013 Dec 09
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Besmann, Theodore M. Mitigating the effect of siloxanes on internal combustion engines using landfill gasses. United States: N. p., 2015. Web.
Besmann, Theodore M. Mitigating the effect of siloxanes on internal combustion engines using landfill gasses. United States.
Besmann, Theodore M. Tue . "Mitigating the effect of siloxanes on internal combustion engines using landfill gasses". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1167032.
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abstractNote = {A waste gas combustion method that includes providing a combustible fuel source, in which the combustible fuel source is composed of at least methane and siloxane gas. A sodium source or magnesium source is mixed with the combustible fuel source. Combustion of the siloxane gas of the combustible fuel source produces a silicon containing product. The sodium source or magnesium source reacts with the silicon containing product to provide a sodium containing glass or sodium containing silicate, or a magnesium containing silicate. By producing the sodium containing glass or sodium containing silicate, or the magnesium containing silicate, or magnesium source for precipitating particulate silica instead of hard coating, the method may reduce or eliminate the formation of silica deposits within the combustion chamber and the exhaust components of the internal combustion engine.},
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year = {Tue Jan 06 00:00:00 EST 2015},
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