Project No: FE0012005
Performer: University of South Carolina


Contacts

Duration
Award Date:  10/01/2013
Project Date:  09/30/2016

Cost
DOE Share: $500,000.00
Performer Share: $130,564.00
Total Award Value: $630,564.00

Performer website: University of South Carolina - http://www.sc.edu/

Advanced Energy Systems - Hydrogen Turbines

An Experimental and Modeling Study of NOX-CO Formation in High Hydrogen Content Fuels Combustion in Gas Turbine Applications

Project Description

This goal of this University of South Carolina project is to improve the turbine community's ability to predict the formation of nitrous oxides (NOx) in next generation high hydrogen turbines. The applicant will reach this goal by developing improved models that account for overlooked NOx formation pathways, which are currently unaccounted for because they are not well studied or understood.

Schematic of the High Pressure Laminar Flow Reactor tube assembly.

Schematic of the High Pressure Laminar Flow Reactor tube assembly.


Program Background and Project Benefits

This project will focus on improving the ability to predict the formation of nitrous oxides (NOx) when using high hydrogen content fuels. Understanding NOx formation pathways will allow hydrogen combustor designers to reduce emissions while operating at higher temperatures. Specifically, a kinetic model will be developed and validated via data obtained from a high-pressure combustion system and a high-pressure laminar flow reactor, and then incorporated into a computational fluid dynamics model as both detailed and reduced models and also through a dynamic on the fly mechanism reduction approach.