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Colin Wilkes, Milton B Hilt: Dual stage-dual mode low nox combustor. General Electric Company, Jerome C Squillaro, October 6, 1981: US04292801 (121 worldwide citation)

An improved dual stage-dual mode combustor capable of reduced emissions of nitrogen oxide from a combustion turbine is disclosed. The combustor includes two combustion chambers separated by a throat region. Fuel is initially introduced and ignited in the first chamber. Thereafter, fuel is introduced ...


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L Berkley Davis Jr, Milton B Hilt, Colin Wilkes: Catalytic combustion system. General Electric Co, J C Squillaro, August 13, 1985: US04534165 (65 worldwide citation)

A catalytic combustor comprises a pilot zone having means to introduce fuel therein; upstream of said pilot zone and communicating therewith a catalytically supported thermal combustion zone comprising a plurality of catalytically supported thermal combustion sections each comprising a solid oxidati ...


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Colin Wilkes, Hukam C Mongia: Solid fuel combustion system for gas turbine engine. General Motors Corporation, Saul Schwartz, October 26, 1993: US05255506 (64 worldwide citation)

A solid fuel, pressurized fluidized bed combustion system for a gas turbine engine includes a carbonizer outside of the engine for gasifying coal to a low Btu fuel gas in a first fraction of compressor discharge, a pressurized fluidized bed outside of the engine for combusting the char residue from ...


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Robert H Johnson, Colin Wilkes: Combustion control system. General Electric Company, Jerome C Squillaro, March 17, 1981: US04255927 (49 worldwide citation)

A combustion system for gas turbines is disclosed which is capable of burning gaseous and liquid fuels. Excess air injected into the reaction zone of the combustor produces either a fuel-lean or fuel-rich mixture which lowers the temperature at which combustion occurs and thereby reduces the amount ...


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Colin Wilkes, Bruce W Gerhold: NOx reduction in a combined gas-steam power plant. General Electric Company, Jerome C Squillaro, February 2, 1982: US04313300 (42 worldwide citation)

The quantity of NOx emissions generated by a combined gas turbine-steam boiler power plant is controlled by recycling a controlled amount of the steam boiler exhaust gas to the air compressor of the gas turbine such that the recycled gases constitutes up to about 30% of the fluid flowing through the ...


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Bruce W Gerhold, Colin Wilkes: NOx suppressant stationary gas turbine combustor. General Electric Company, Jerome C Squillaro, November 3, 1981: US04297842 (41 worldwide citation)

The NOx emissions of a stationary gas turbine are reduced by concentrating a NOx suppressant in the reaction zone of the gas turbine combustor by dividing the flow of air to the reaction zone and the dilution zone of the combustor by means of an air flow splitter and by taking advantage of the radia ...


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Lewis B Davis Jr, Colin Wilkes: Fuel nozzle for gas turbines. General Electric Company, Jerome C Squillaro, August 8, 1978: US04105163 (36 worldwide citation)

A fuel nozzle for use with gas turbines includes a centrally disposed orifice for discharging fuel into a combustion chamber. A first annular passage surrounds the fuel orifice and discharges primary air adjacent the exit of the fuel orifice for effecting atomization of the fuel and mixture of the a ...


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Eric Steven Norris, Steven William Backman, Robert Joseph Iasillo, Kevin Jon O&apos Dell, David J Van Buren, Michael J Alexander, Mark Andrew Cournoyer, Mark Andrew Johnson, Colin Wilkes: Liquid fuel recirculation system and method. General Electric Company, Nixon & Vanderhye PC, May 4, 2004: US06729135 (24 worldwide citation)

A recirculation system for circulating distillate during gas fuel operation so as to reduce or eliminate distillate carbon formation. The recirculation system keeps the distillate's temperature below the carbon formation limit by circulating the distillate back to a heat sink and/or heat exchan ...


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Colin Wilkes, Hukam C Mongia, Peter C Tramm: Coal combustion system. General Motors Corporation, Saul Schwartz, September 6, 1988: US04768446 (14 worldwide citation)

In a coal combustion system suitable for a gas turbine engine, pulverized coal is transported to a rich zone combustor and burned at an equivalence ratio exceeding 1 at a temperature above the slagging temperature of the coal so that combustible hot gas and molten slag issue from the rich zone combu ...


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Colin Wilkes, Hukam C Mongia, Peter C Tramm: Combustion system. General Motors Corporation, Saul Schwartz, September 25, 1990: US04958488 (9 worldwide citation)

An external combustion system for a stationary gas turbine engine includes a rich zone combustor, a water or steam quench stage, a lean zone combustor and a dilution stage. Fuel such as natural gas or liquid hydrocarbon, which forms no ash or slag, burns in a primary air supply in the rich zone comb ...