3866411 is referenced by 73 patents and cites 8 patents.

Gas turbines for producing mechanical and electrical power without polluting the atmosphere are fueled by an improved clean fuel gas having a heat of combustion of preferably about 70-100 BTU/SCF. Fuel-gas is produced by the partial oxidation of a hydrocarbonaceous fuel in a free-flow non-catalytic fuel gas generator. Feedstock to the fuel gas generator may include high ash, high sulfur, hydrocarbonaceous fuel. Pollutants are separated from the process stream of fuel gas, and a CO.sub.2 -rich stream is recovered. Optionally, this CO.sub.2 -rich stream may be used either as a portion of the temperature moderator in the gas generator or in a noncatalytic, thermal, reverse water-gas shift reaction with hydrogen in the process fuel gas stream to increase the mole ratio (CO/H.sub.2), or both.The clean fuel gas is burned in the combustion chamber of a gas turbine with a gaseous oxidizing stream which comprises air and a portion of the exhaust flue gas from said power-developing expansion turbine. Preferably, a portion of the exhaust flue gas may be passed through a heat exchanger in indirect heat exchange with the clean flue gas on its way to the gas turbine combustor. A remaining portion of said exhaust flue gas is passed through a heat exchanger in indirect heat exchange with said compressed gaseous oxidizing stream feeding said combustor.

Gas turbine process utilizing purified fuel and recirculated flue gases
Application Number
Publication Number
Application Date
December 27, 1973
Publication Date
February 18, 1975
Muenger James R
Brent Albert
Schlinger Warren G
Marion Charles P
Ries C G
Whaley T H
F02b 43/12
F02C 03/34
F02C 03/20
F02C 03/00
F01K 23/06
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