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.

Title
Gas turbine process utilizing purified fuel and recirculated flue gases
Application Number
05/428,980
Publication Number
3866411
Application Date
December 27, 1973
Publication Date
February 18, 1975
Inventor
Muenger James R
Brent Albert
Schlinger Warren G
Marion Charles P
Agent
Ries C G
Whaley T H
Assignee
Texaco
IPC
F02b 43/12
F02C 03/34
F02C 03/20
F02C 03/00
F01K 23/06
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