An engine comprising an isothermal air compressor (1) into which liquid is sprayed as the air is compressed. A combustion chamber (4) receives and expands the compressed air from which the liquid has been removed, to generate power. A precompressor (21, 27) compresses the air upstream of the isothermal compressor. The compressed air from the isothermal compressor receives heat from the exhaust gas from the combustion chamber in a primary heat exchanger (3). A secondary heat exchanger (31, 45) transfers heat recovered from a part of the engine to the compressed air from the isothermal compressor (1) upstream of the primary heat exchanger (3).

Title
Engine
Application Number
10/240393
Publication Number
20030049139
Application Date
September 30, 2002
Publication Date
March 13, 2003
Inventor
Roger Richards
Hicham Salah Abdallah
Michael Willoughby Essex Coney
Agent
Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
VA, US
IPC
F04B 25/00
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