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Title: Combustion system for hybrid solar fossil fuel receiver

Abstract

A combustion system for a hybrid solar receiver comprises a pre-mixer which combines air and fuel to form an air-fuel mixture. The mixture is introduced tangentially into a cooling jacket. A burner plenum is fluidically connected to the cooling jacket such that the burner plenum and the cooling jacket are arranged in thermal contact with one another. The air-fuel mixture flows through the cooling jacket cooling the burner plenum to reduce pre-ignition of the air-fuel mixture in the burner plenum. A combustion chamber is operatively associated with and open to the burner plenum to receive the air-fuel mixture from the burner plenum. An igniter is operatively positioned in the combustion chamber to combust the air-fuel mixture, releasing heat. A recuperator is operatively associated with the burner plenum and the combustion chamber and pre-heats the air-fuel mixture in the burner plenum with heat from the combustion chamber. A heat-exchanger is operatively associated and in thermal contact with the combustion chamber. The heat-exchanger provides heat for the hybrid solar receiver.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1174855
Patent Number(s):
6739136
Application Number:
10/301,982
Assignee:
Midwest Research Institute (Kansas City, MO)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F24 - HEATING F24S - SOLAR HEAT COLLECTORS
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F02 - COMBUSTION ENGINES F02G - HOT GAS OR COMBUSTION-PRODUCT POSITIVE-DISPLACEMENT ENGINE PLANTS
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-99GO10337
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Mehos, Mark S., Anselmo, Kenneth M., Moreno, James B., Andraka, Charles E., Rawlinson, K. Scott, Corey, John, and Bohn, Mark S. Combustion system for hybrid solar fossil fuel receiver. United States: N. p., 2004. Web.
Mehos, Mark S., Anselmo, Kenneth M., Moreno, James B., Andraka, Charles E., Rawlinson, K. Scott, Corey, John, & Bohn, Mark S. Combustion system for hybrid solar fossil fuel receiver. United States.
Mehos, Mark S., Anselmo, Kenneth M., Moreno, James B., Andraka, Charles E., Rawlinson, K. Scott, Corey, John, and Bohn, Mark S. Tue . "Combustion system for hybrid solar fossil fuel receiver". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1174855.
@article{osti_1174855,
title = {Combustion system for hybrid solar fossil fuel receiver},
author = {Mehos, Mark S. and Anselmo, Kenneth M. and Moreno, James B. and Andraka, Charles E. and Rawlinson, K. Scott and Corey, John and Bohn, Mark S.},
abstractNote = {A combustion system for a hybrid solar receiver comprises a pre-mixer which combines air and fuel to form an air-fuel mixture. The mixture is introduced tangentially into a cooling jacket. A burner plenum is fluidically connected to the cooling jacket such that the burner plenum and the cooling jacket are arranged in thermal contact with one another. The air-fuel mixture flows through the cooling jacket cooling the burner plenum to reduce pre-ignition of the air-fuel mixture in the burner plenum. A combustion chamber is operatively associated with and open to the burner plenum to receive the air-fuel mixture from the burner plenum. An igniter is operatively positioned in the combustion chamber to combust the air-fuel mixture, releasing heat. A recuperator is operatively associated with the burner plenum and the combustion chamber and pre-heats the air-fuel mixture in the burner plenum with heat from the combustion chamber. A heat-exchanger is operatively associated and in thermal contact with the combustion chamber. The heat-exchanger provides heat for the hybrid solar receiver.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2004},
month = {5}
}

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