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Effects of Lower Heat Value Fuel on the Operations of Micro-Gas Turbine

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The characteristics of fuel from biomass, coal and some waste materials are lower heat value and different compositions. The lower heat value fuel (LHVF) can be used on power engine such as boiler, gas engine and gas turbine. Some laboratory and pilot work have been done, but the work done on micro-gas turbine is still limited. The characteristics of LHVF can cause the operations change of micro-gas turbine designed for nature gas. Some possible adjustment and modification methods were mentioned for the use of LHVF on micro-gas turbine. One kind of representative LHVF was chosen and the operations of micro-gas turbine were analyzed. The temperature field and the non-uniformity scale of temperature distribution of combustor were calculated using FLUENT. The feasibility of different adjustment and modification methods were analyzed according to the efficiency, output power and the non-uniformity scale of temperature distribution.

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A. LIU and Y. WENG, "Effects of Lower Heat Value Fuel on the Operations of Micro-Gas Turbine," Energy and Power Engineering, Vol. 1 No. 1, 2009, pp. 28-37. doi: 10.4236/epe.2009.11005.

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