Apparatus and method for combustion within porous matrix elements

dc.contributor.assigneeThe Board of Regents of the University of Texas System
dc.contributor.assigneeRadian Corporation and the Board of Regents
dc.creatorRonald D. Matthews
dc.creatorJohn R. Howell
dc.creatorRonald D. Bell
dc.creatorSteven P. Nichols
dc.creatorWilliam C. Gardiner
dc.date.accessioned2019-10-23T19:32:45Z
dc.date.available2019-10-23T19:32:45Z
dc.date.filed1991-10-04
dc.date.issued1992-11-03
dc.description.abstractApparatus for controlled low NO.sub.x combustion. First and second combustion zones are provided, each filled with a porous high temperature resistant matrix, the void spaces of which provide sites at which substantially all of the combustion occurs. The second zone is downstream of the first zone. Means are provided for mixing fuel and a gaseous source of oxygen and providing the resultant combustible mixture to the input end of the first combustion zone to establish fuel-lean conditions therein; and means for feeding the combustion products from the first zone to the second zone and augmenting same with further oxygen and sufficient additional fuel to create fuel-rich burning conditions therein to complete the oxidation of the products from the first zone. Cooling means are preferably mounted in proximity to the input end of the first combustion zone, for maintaining the temperature of the said combustible mixture at the input end below ignition temperature, thereby limiting the flame produced by combustion in the porous matrix to the downstream side of the cooling means. The corresponding method is also disclosed and claimed.
dc.description.departmentBoard of Regents, University of Texas System
dc.identifier.applicationnumber7771660
dc.identifier.patentnumber5160254
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2152/77095
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.26153/tsw/4184
dc.publisherUnited States Patent and Trademark Office
dc.relation.ispartofUniversity of Texas Patents
dc.relation.ispartofUniversity of Texas Patents
dc.rights.restrictionOpen
dc.rights.restrictionOpen
dc.subject.cpcF23C99/006
dc.subject.cpcF23C6/047
dc.subject.cpcF23D14/78
dc.subject.cpcF23D14/82
dc.subject.uspc431/7
dc.subject.uspc431/326
dc.subject.uspc431/346
dc.titleApparatus and method for combustion within porous matrix elements
dc.typePatent

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