A Hybrid Polymer-Ceramic Carbon Free Combustor

Problem: Fossil fuels combustors have large quantity of CO2 emission. Technology: This invention develops a highly efficient carbon free combustor which utilizes oxyfuel combustion. The combustor comprises two basic components. The first component is a polymer membrane which produces oxygen enriched air. The second component is an ion transport membrane (ITM) and is used to produce high quality oxygen. The two components provide high purity oxygen to bum with the fuel producing carbon dioxide and water vapor. The water vapor can be separated by cooling and the CO2 can be easily captured making the combustor carbon-free. A detailed paper design is included.


-O2 enriched air increases the efficiency of fuel usage -With CO2 capturing the combustor is completely CO2 neutral

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