A system and method of combusting a hydrocarbon fuel is disclosed. The system combines the accuracy and controllability of an air staging system with the ultra-low emissions achieved by catalytic combustion systems without the need for a pre-heater. The result is a system and method that is mechanically simple and offers ultra-low emissions over a wide range of power levels, fuel properties and ambient operating conditions.
This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-FC02-00CH11053 awarded by the US Department of Energy & Vericor, Fuel Flexible Ultralow Emissions Combustion System Program. The Government has certain rights in this invention.