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Numerical analysis of lean premixed combustor fueled by propane-hydrogen mixture

ABSTRACT
A numerical investigation of combustion of propane/hydrogen mixture in a swirl premixed micro gas turbine combustor is presented. The effects of hydrogen addition into propane on temperature distribution in the combustor, reaction rates of propane and hydrogen and NOx emissions for different equivalence ratios and swirl numbers are given. The propane/hydrogen mixture of 90/10% by volume was assumed. The numerical results and measurements of NOx emissions for pure propane are compared. Excellent agreements are found for all equivalence ratios and swirl numbers, except for the highest swirl number (1.13). It is found that the addition of hydrogen into propane increases NOx emission. On the other hand, the increase of swirl number and the decrease of equivalence ratio decrease the NOx emissions.
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PAPER SUBMITTED: 2016-07-17
PAPER REVISED: 2017-04-19
PAPER ACCEPTED: 2017-05-25
PUBLISHED ONLINE: 2017-06-04
DOI REFERENCE: https://doi.org/10.2298/TSCI160717131M
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