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Title: Variable residence time vortex combustor

Abstract

A variable residence time vortex combustor including a primary combustion chamber for containing a combustion vortex, and a plurality of louvres peripherally disposed about the primary combustion chamber and longitudinally distributed along its primary axis. The louvres are inclined to impel air about the primary combustion chamber to cool its interior surfaces and to impel air inwardly to assist in driving the combustion vortex in a first rotational direction and to feed combustion in the primary combustion chamber. The vortex combustor also includes a second combustion chamber having a secondary zone and a narrowed waist region in the primary combustion chamber interconnecting the output of the primary combustion chamber with the secondary zone for passing only lower density particles and trapping higher density particles in the combustion vortex in the primary combustion chamber for substantial combustion.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. 76 Beaver Rd., Reading, MA 01867
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
SOL-3 RESOURCES INC
OSTI Identifier:
866396
Patent Number(s):
4702073
Assignee:
Melconian, Jerry O. (76 Beaver Rd., Reading, MA 01867)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F23 - COMBUSTION APPARATUS F23R - GENERATING COMBUSTION PRODUCTS OF HIGH PRESSURE OR HIGH VELOCITY, e.g. GAS-TURBINE COMBUSTION CHAMBERS
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-84ER80210
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
variable; residence; time; vortex; combustor; including; primary; combustion; chamber; containing; plurality; louvres; peripherally; disposed; longitudinally; distributed; axis; inclined; impel; air; cool; interior; surfaces; inwardly; assist; driving; rotational; direction; feed; secondary; zone; narrowed; waist; region; interconnecting; output; passing; density; particles; trapping; substantial; rotational direction; primary combustion; residence time; combustion chamber; interior surface; interior surfaces; vortex combustor; feed combustion; peripherally disposed; density particles; variable residence; time vortex; /60/

Citation Formats

Melconian, Jerry O. Variable residence time vortex combustor. United States: N. p., 1987. Web.
Melconian, Jerry O. Variable residence time vortex combustor. United States.
Melconian, Jerry O. Thu . "Variable residence time vortex combustor". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/866396.
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abstractNote = {A variable residence time vortex combustor including a primary combustion chamber for containing a combustion vortex, and a plurality of louvres peripherally disposed about the primary combustion chamber and longitudinally distributed along its primary axis. The louvres are inclined to impel air about the primary combustion chamber to cool its interior surfaces and to impel air inwardly to assist in driving the combustion vortex in a first rotational direction and to feed combustion in the primary combustion chamber. The vortex combustor also includes a second combustion chamber having a secondary zone and a narrowed waist region in the primary combustion chamber interconnecting the output of the primary combustion chamber with the secondary zone for passing only lower density particles and trapping higher density particles in the combustion vortex in the primary combustion chamber for substantial combustion.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1987},
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