Accession Number : ADD004621

Title :   Combustion System Using Dilute Hydrogen Peroxide.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Heffernan,Robert J

Report Date : 13 Sep 1977

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : A combustion system using a dilute hydrogen peroxide(H2O2) solution as an oxidizer. The system uses the concept of Liquid Phase Extraction and eliminates part of the water produced during the decomposition of hydrogen peroxide into water (H2O) and oxygen (O2). The elimination of a part of the water produced during the decomposition allows the energy resulting from the combustion of oxygen and a fuel to be used to increase the prime mover performance of the system. The system comprises a decomposition chamber, a liquid/gas separator, a heat exchanger and a combustion chamber. Dilute hydrogen peroxide solution is catalytically decomposed in the decomposition chamber. The oxygen and the water produced during the decomposition of H2O2 are separated by means of the separator. Some portion of the separated water is extracted. The mixture of oxygen and the remaining water is combined in the combustion chamber with the fuel and is ignited, producing hot gases under high pressure for a prime mover such as a turbine engine. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Hydrogen peroxide, *Patents, *Combustion, Combustion chambers, Catalysis, Decomposition, Gas turbines

Subject Categories : Combustion and Ignition

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE