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Flameless Combustion with Liquid Fuel: A Review Focusing on Fundamentals and Gas Turbine Application

Xing, F, Kumar, A, Huang, Y, Cahn, S, Ruan, C, Gu, Sai and Fan, X (2017) Flameless Combustion with Liquid Fuel: A Review Focusing on Fundamentals and Gas Turbine Application Applied Energy, 193. pp. 28-51.

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Flameless combustion has been developed to reduce emissions whilst retaining thermal efficiencies in combustion systems. It is characterized with its distinguished features, such as suppressed pollutant emission, homogeneous temperature distribution, reduced noise and thermal stress for burners and less restriction on fuels (since no flame stability is required). Recent research has shown the potential of flameless combustion in the power generation industry such as gas turbines. In spite of its potential, this technology needs further research and development to improve its versatility in using liquid fuels as a source of energy. In this review, progress toward application of the flameless technique is presented with emphasis on gas turbines. A systematic analysis of the state-of-the-art and the major technical and physical challenges in operating gas turbines with liquid fuels in a flameless combustion mode is presented. Combustion characteristics of flameless combustion are explained along with a thorough review of modelling and simulation of the liquid fuel fed flameless combustion. A special focus is given to the relevant research on applications to the inner turbine burners. The paper is concluded by highlighting recent findings and pointing out several further research directions to improve the flameless combustion application in gas turbines, including in-depth flow and combustion mechanisms, advanced modelling, developed experimental technology and comprehensive design methods aiming at gas turbine flameless combustors.

Item Type: Article
Subjects : Chemical and Process Engineering
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Chemical and Process Engineering
Authors :
Xing, F
Kumar, A
Huang, Y
Cahn, S
Ruan, C
Fan, X
Date : 20 February 2017
DOI : 10.1016/j.apenergy.2017.02.010
Copyright Disclaimer : Copyright 2017 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd. This is an open access article under the CC BY license (
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Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 23 Feb 2017 11:39
Last Modified : 16 Jan 2019 17:12

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