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Method to prevent recession loss of silica and silicon-containing materials in combustion gas environments

United States Patent

February 11, 2003
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While silicon-containing ceramics or ceramic composites are prone to material loss in combustion gas environments, this invention introduces a method to prevent or greatly reduce the thickness loss by injecting directly an effective amount, generally in the part per million level, of silicon or silicon-containing compounds into the combustion gases.
Brun; Milivoj Konstantin (Ballston Lake, NY), Luthra; Krishan Lal (Niskayuna, NY)
General Electric Company (Niskayuna, NY)
09/ 259,364
February 26, 1999
This invention was performed under a United States government contract with the Department of Energy, contract number DE-FC02-92CE41000. The United States government may have certain rights in the invention.