Hydrogen combustion in pre-mixed gas turbines

Hydrogen is a suitable a long term energy storage medium. It can be produced with excess renewable energy and used as a fuel in gas turbines.  However, the use of 100% H2 fuel flows in pre-mixed gas turbine combustors is complicated by flame stability issues, as for instance flame flashback. The research performed at TU Delft focuses on laboratory scale combustors. They are optically accessible and allow performing detailed measurements on the flow. Research results will help to enable the use of 100% H2 fuels in gas turbines.

Gas Turbines

Involved People:
Johan Steimes
Prof.dr.ir. Sikke Klein

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