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Title: Method and apparatus for a catalytic firebox reactor

Abstract

A catalytic firebox reactor employing an exothermic catalytic reaction channel and multiple cooling conduits for creating a partially reacted fuel/oxidant mixture. An oxidation catalyst is deposited on the walls forming the boundary between the multiple cooling conduits and the exothermic catalytic reaction channel, on the side of the walls facing the exothermic catalytic reaction channel. This configuration allows the oxidation catalyst to be backside cooled by any fluid passing through the cooling conduits. The heat of reaction is added to both the fluid in the exothermic catalytic reaction channel and the fluid passing through the cooling conduits. After discharge of the fluids from the exothermic catalytic reaction channel, the fluids mix to create a single combined flow. A further innovation in the reactor incorporates geometric changes in the exothermic catalytic reaction channel to provide streamwise variation of the velocity of the fluids in the reactor.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Precision Combustion, Inc., New Haven, CT (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
873491
Patent Number(s):
6174159
Application Number:
09/272,395
Assignee:
Precision Combustion, Inc. (New Haven, CT)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F23 - COMBUSTION APPARATUS F23C - METHODS OR APPARATUS FOR COMBUSTION USING FLUID FUEL OR SOLID FUEL SUSPENDED IN  {A CARRIER GAS OR} AIR 
DOE Contract Number:  
FG02-95ER82054
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 1999 Mar 18
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
/431/

Citation Formats

Smith, Lance L., Etemad, Shahrokh, Ulkarim, Hasan, Castaldi, Marco J., and Pfefferle, William C.. Method and apparatus for a catalytic firebox reactor. United States: N. p., 2001. Web.
Smith, Lance L., Etemad, Shahrokh, Ulkarim, Hasan, Castaldi, Marco J., & Pfefferle, William C.. Method and apparatus for a catalytic firebox reactor. United States.
Smith, Lance L., Etemad, Shahrokh, Ulkarim, Hasan, Castaldi, Marco J., and Pfefferle, William C.. Mon . "Method and apparatus for a catalytic firebox reactor". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/873491.
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abstractNote = {A catalytic firebox reactor employing an exothermic catalytic reaction channel and multiple cooling conduits for creating a partially reacted fuel/oxidant mixture. An oxidation catalyst is deposited on the walls forming the boundary between the multiple cooling conduits and the exothermic catalytic reaction channel, on the side of the walls facing the exothermic catalytic reaction channel. This configuration allows the oxidation catalyst to be backside cooled by any fluid passing through the cooling conduits. The heat of reaction is added to both the fluid in the exothermic catalytic reaction channel and the fluid passing through the cooling conduits. After discharge of the fluids from the exothermic catalytic reaction channel, the fluids mix to create a single combined flow. A further innovation in the reactor incorporates geometric changes in the exothermic catalytic reaction channel to provide streamwise variation of the velocity of the fluids in the reactor.},
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