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STAGED COMBUSTION SYSTEMS AND METHODS

United States Patent Application

20100095649
A1
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Systems and methods for staged combustion are provided. One staged combustion system includes a first fuel source for supplying a first fuel having a first chemical composition, a first injector for injecting the first fuel, a second fuel source for supplying a second fuel having a second chemical composition such that a relative reactive concentration of one or more of hydrogen, carbon monoxide, a hydrocarbon, or a combination of two or more hydrocarbons, in the first chemical composition is different from that of the second chemical composition, and a second injector situated for injecting the second fuel downstream of the first injector.
Blouch, John Dewey (Glenville, NY), Yilmaz, Ertan (Albany, NY), Varatharajan, Balachandar (Loveland, OH)
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY (SCHENECTADY NY)
12/ 254,395
October 20, 2008
STATEMENT OF FEDERALLY FUNDED RESEARCH [0001] This invention was made with Government support under contract number DE-FC26-05NT42643 awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.