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Combustion-gas recirculation system

United States Patent

October 9, 2007
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A combustion-gas recirculation system has a mixing chamber with a mixing-chamber inlet and a mixing-chamber outlet. The combustion-gas recirculation system may further include a duct connected to the mixing-chamber inlet. Additionally, the combustion-gas recirculation system may include an open inlet channel with a solid outer wall. The open inlet channel may extend into the mixing chamber such that an end of the open inlet channel is disposed between the mixing-chamber inlet and the mixing-chamber outlet. Furthermore, air within the open inlet channel may be at a pressure near or below atmospheric pressure.
Baldwin; Darryl Dean (Lacon, IL)
Caterpillar Inc. (Peoria, IL)
11/ 094,379
March 31, 2005
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS This invention was made with Government support under the terms of Contract No. DE-FC26-01CH11079 awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government may have certain rights in this invention.