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Concentric catalytic combustor

United States Patent

March 24, 2009
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A catalytic combustor (28) includes a tubular pressure boundary element (90) having a longitudinal flow axis (e.g., 56) separating a first portion (94) of a first fluid flow (e.g., 24) from a second portion (95) of the first fluid flow. The pressure boundary element includes a wall (96) having a plurality of separate longitudinally oriented flow paths (98) annularly disposed within the wall and conducting respective portions (100, 101) of a second fluid flow (e.g., 26) therethrough. A catalytic material (32) is disposed on a surface (e.g., 102, 103) of the pressure boundary element exposed to at least one of the first and second portions of the first fluid flow.
Bruck; Gerald J. (Oviedo, FL), Laster; Walter R. (Oviedo, FL)
Siemens Energy, Inc. (Orlando, FL)
11/ 156,338
June 17, 2005
The United States Government has certain rights in this invention pursuant to contract number DE-FC-26-03NT41891 awarded by the Department of Energy.