Method and apparatus for a fuel-rich catalytic reactor - U.S. Patent 6,752,623
The present invention is a method, and an apparatus for practicing the method, that creates a product stream and a heat of reaction from a fuel-rich fuel/air mixture and then contacts the product stream with a sufficient quantity of additional air to completely combust all of the fuel, to which air a portion of the heat of reaction has been transferred.
Smith, Lance; Etemad, Shahrokh; Castaldi, M. J.; Karim, Hasan; and Pfefferle, William C., "Method and apparatus for a fuel-rich catalytic reactor - U.S. Patent 6,752,623" (2004). Engineering Faculty Publications. 12.
Smith, Lance L., Shahrokh Etemad, Marco J. Castaldi, Hasan Ul Karim, and William C. Pfefferle. "Method and apparatus for a fuel-rich catalytic reactor." U.S. Patent 6,752,623, issued June 22, 2004.