CONVERSION OF FUEL NITROGEN TO OXIDES OF NITROGEN IN AN AUTOMOTIVE GAS TURBINE

Engine and chassis dynamometer tests were conducted using the GMR GT-225 experimental automotive gas turbine engine to determine the effect of fuel nitrogen on NOx emissions. Kerosene doped with pyridine was used as fuel and both a conventional diffusion-flame combustor and an experimental lean, premixing-prevaporizing combustor were tested. The results show that a sizable amount of fuel nitrogen is converted to NOx with both combustors. The lean, premixing-prevaporizing combustor converted a greater fraction of the fuel nitrogen than did the diffusion-flame combustor and for both combustors, the fraction converted decreased as the fuel nitrogen content increased.

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    • Reprinted from SP-559 Alternate Fuels for Spark Ignition Engines. Fuels and Lubricants Meeting San Francisco, California, October 31-November 3, 1983.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  United States  15096
  • Authors:
    • Huellmantel, L W
    • Matson, J G
  • Publication Date: 1983

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  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 12 p.
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00387433
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 831676 Reprint, HS-036 790
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 30 1984 12:00AM