PRELIMINARY RESULTS FROM SCREENING TESTS OF COMMERCIAL CATALYSTS WITH POTENTIAL USE IN GAS TURBINE COMBUSTORS. PART 2: COMBUSTION TEST RIG EVALUATION

Several commercial monolithic catalysts were tested in a combustion test rig to determine their suitability for use in a gas turbine combuster primary zone. The catalyst test bed consisted of two to four elements of 12-centimeter diameter by 2.5-centimeter long monolith. Results are presented of the measured combustion efficiency and catalyst bed temperature history for an inlet propane-air mixture temperature of 800 K, a pressure of 300,000 newtons per square meter, inlet velocities of 10 to 25 meters per second and equivalence ratios of 0.1 to 0.3. The best catalysts tested gave combustion efficiencies of virtually 100 percent for reaction temperatures ranging from 1,325 K at 10 meters per second to 1,400 K at 25 meters per second. This performance was only possible with fresh catalysts. The catalysts tested were not specifically developed for use at these conditions and showed some loss in activity after about 3 hours' testing. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at Workshop on Catalytic Combustion, Raleigh, N. C., 23-26 May 1976; Sponsored by EPA.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Department of the Navy

    The Pentagon
    Washington, DC  USA  20350
  • Authors:
    • Anderson, D N
  • Publication Date: 1976

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  • Pagination: 26 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00143135
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NASA-TM-X-73412
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 6 1976 12:00AM