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Title: Effects of Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) on Turbulent Combustion and Emissions in Advanced Gas Turbine Combustors with High-Hydrogen-Content (HHC) Fuels

Abstract

This Final Report documents the entire four years of the Cooperative Agreement DE-FE0011822, from October 1, 2013 through September 30, 2017, that was competitively awarded under Funding Opportunity Announcement DE-FOA-0000795 in support of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) University Turbine Systems Research (UTSR) Program. Under the UTSR Program, DOE typically issues Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicitations every 1-2 years so that U.S. colleges/universities may propose research & development (R&D) projects in specific technical topic areas (e.g., combustion, aerodynamics/heat transfer, advanced materials) that have been identified as both scientifically and industrially relevant to the gas turbine industry. The primary objectives of this Purdue University project (in collaboration with Princeton University through a sub-award) was to develop experimental methods, kinetic models, and numerical tools to help quantify and predict the impact of exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) on NOx and CO emissions, combustion kinetics, radiation heat transfer, turbulent combustion, and combustion instabilities for natural gas and high hydrogen content (HHC) fuels by using laminar and turbulent flow reactors and gas turbine combustors operating at high temperatures and pressures. This project has obtained detailed data for improving chemical kinetic models to study EGR effects and provide insight intomore » the effects of EGR on flame speeds and turbulent flame structure, as well as assessing the impact of EGR on emissions in a high-pressure combustion test rig. The project was divided into six primary tasks: 1) Project Management and Program Planning; 2) Flow Reactor Investigation of EGR Chemical Kinetics; 3) Combustion Bomb Investigation of EGR Effects on Flame Speed; 4) Investigation of EGR Effects on Turbulent Flame Structure in Reactor-Assisted Turbulent Slot (RATS) Burner; 5) Investigation of EGR Effects in Purdue Staged Combustion Test Rig; and 6) Development and Validation of a Large Eddy Simulation (LES) Tool for Gas Turbine Combustion and Emission Modeling using HHC Fuels. Details on the execution and results of each of these tasks are provided in the main report. To assist the reader, each task is described in a chapter-like format with its own separate listing of tables, figures, and references so that the results of each task/subtask (i.e., technical sections covering various experiments and modeling work focused on a specific area) can be quickly obtained while also getting an overall feel of the project execution. This chapter-like format also allows for acknowledgement of support from other programs relative to specific tasks. In this manner, the reader can more conveniently digest the R&D results in the various task/subtask sections that may be of most interest to the reader. In addition to this Final Report, the Purdue/Princeton team was able to publish 7 journal articles and provide 7 presentations at national scientific meetings/conferences to disseminate results. A listing of these journal articles and presentations is provided at the end of this report.« less

Authors:
 [1]; ; ;  [2]
  1. Purdue Univ., West Lafayette, IN (United States)
  2. Princeton Univ., NJ (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Purdue Univ., West Lafayette, IN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Fossil Energy (FE)
OSTI Identifier:
1526982
Report Number(s):
DE-FE0011822
DOE Contract Number:  
FE0011822
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
20 FOSSIL-FUELED POWER PLANTS; 03 NATURAL GAS; gas turbine , exhaust gas recirculation

Citation Formats

Lucht, Robert, Gore, Jay, Ju, Yiguang, and Mueller, Michael. Effects of Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) on Turbulent Combustion and Emissions in Advanced Gas Turbine Combustors with High-Hydrogen-Content (HHC) Fuels. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.2172/1526982.
Lucht, Robert, Gore, Jay, Ju, Yiguang, & Mueller, Michael. Effects of Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) on Turbulent Combustion and Emissions in Advanced Gas Turbine Combustors with High-Hydrogen-Content (HHC) Fuels. United States. doi:10.2172/1526982.
Lucht, Robert, Gore, Jay, Ju, Yiguang, and Mueller, Michael. Wed . "Effects of Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) on Turbulent Combustion and Emissions in Advanced Gas Turbine Combustors with High-Hydrogen-Content (HHC) Fuels". United States. doi:10.2172/1526982. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1526982.
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abstractNote = {This Final Report documents the entire four years of the Cooperative Agreement DE-FE0011822, from October 1, 2013 through September 30, 2017, that was competitively awarded under Funding Opportunity Announcement DE-FOA-0000795 in support of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) University Turbine Systems Research (UTSR) Program. Under the UTSR Program, DOE typically issues Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicitations every 1-2 years so that U.S. colleges/universities may propose research & development (R&D) projects in specific technical topic areas (e.g., combustion, aerodynamics/heat transfer, advanced materials) that have been identified as both scientifically and industrially relevant to the gas turbine industry. The primary objectives of this Purdue University project (in collaboration with Princeton University through a sub-award) was to develop experimental methods, kinetic models, and numerical tools to help quantify and predict the impact of exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) on NOx and CO emissions, combustion kinetics, radiation heat transfer, turbulent combustion, and combustion instabilities for natural gas and high hydrogen content (HHC) fuels by using laminar and turbulent flow reactors and gas turbine combustors operating at high temperatures and pressures. This project has obtained detailed data for improving chemical kinetic models to study EGR effects and provide insight into the effects of EGR on flame speeds and turbulent flame structure, as well as assessing the impact of EGR on emissions in a high-pressure combustion test rig. The project was divided into six primary tasks: 1) Project Management and Program Planning; 2) Flow Reactor Investigation of EGR Chemical Kinetics; 3) Combustion Bomb Investigation of EGR Effects on Flame Speed; 4) Investigation of EGR Effects on Turbulent Flame Structure in Reactor-Assisted Turbulent Slot (RATS) Burner; 5) Investigation of EGR Effects in Purdue Staged Combustion Test Rig; and 6) Development and Validation of a Large Eddy Simulation (LES) Tool for Gas Turbine Combustion and Emission Modeling using HHC Fuels. Details on the execution and results of each of these tasks are provided in the main report. To assist the reader, each task is described in a chapter-like format with its own separate listing of tables, figures, and references so that the results of each task/subtask (i.e., technical sections covering various experiments and modeling work focused on a specific area) can be quickly obtained while also getting an overall feel of the project execution. This chapter-like format also allows for acknowledgement of support from other programs relative to specific tasks. In this manner, the reader can more conveniently digest the R&D results in the various task/subtask sections that may be of most interest to the reader. In addition to this Final Report, the Purdue/Princeton team was able to publish 7 journal articles and provide 7 presentations at national scientific meetings/conferences to disseminate results. A listing of these journal articles and presentations is provided at the end of this report.},
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