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Oxy-combustor operable with supercritical fluid

United States Patent

9,612,015
April 4, 2017
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An oxy-combustor is provided which comprises a combustion vessel including at least one solid fuel slurry inlet port, at least one oxygen inlet port and at least one supercritical fluid inlet port, wherein the combustion vessel is operable at an operating pressure of at least 1,100 psi; an interior of the combustion vessel comprises a combustion chamber and a supercritical fluid infusion chamber surrounding at least a part of the combustion chamber, the supercritical fluid infusion chamber and the combustion chamber are separated by a porous liner surrounding the combustion chamber, and the supercritical infusion chamber is located between the porous liner and an outer casing of the combustion vessel.
Brun; Klaus (Helotes, TX), McClung; Aaron M. (San Antonio, TX), Owston; Rebecca A. (Hondo, TX)
SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INSTITUTE (San Antonio, TX)
14/ 319,583
20150377484
June 30, 2014
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT SPONSOR This invention was made with government support under contract no. DE-FE0009395 awarded by the United States Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.