Micro gas turbine firing ammonia

Norihiko Iki, Osamu Kurata, Takayuki Matsunuma, Takahiro Inoue, Taku Tsujimura, Hirohide Furutani, Hideaki Kobayashi, Akihiro Hayakawa, Yoshiyuki Arakawa, Akinori Ichikawa

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A demonstration test with the aim to show the potential of ammonia-fired power plant is planned using a micro gas turbine. 50kW class turbine system firing kerosene is selected as a base model. A standard combustor is replaced by a prototype combustor which enables a bi fuel supply of kerosene and ammonia gas. Diffusion combustion is employed in the prototype combustor due to its flame stability. Demonstration test firing ammonia gas was achieved using a new facility of large amount of ammonia supply. The gas turbine started firing kerosene and increased its electric power output. After achievement of stable power output, ammonia gas was started to be supplied and its flow rate increased gradually. 41.8kW power output was achieved by firing ammonia gas only. Ammonia gas supply increases NOx in the exhaust gas dramatically. However post-combustion clean-up of the exhaust gas via Selective Catalytic Reduction can reduce NOx successfully.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMicroturbines, Turbochargers and Small Turbomachines; Steam Turbines
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
ISBN (Electronic)9780791849866
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventASME Turbo Expo 2016: Turbomachinery Technical Conference and Exposition, GT 2016 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 2016 Jun 132016 Jun 17

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ASME Turbo Expo


ConferenceASME Turbo Expo 2016: Turbomachinery Technical Conference and Exposition, GT 2016
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of


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