Development of an Advanced Flameless Combustion Heat Source Utilizing Heavy Fuels
Final rept. Feb 2006-Jun 2008
CATALYTIC DEVICES INTERNATIONAL LLC PLEASANTON CA
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Report developed under Broad Agency Announcement contract. Advance Flameless Catalytic Combustion Technology AFCT is a collection of innovative, proprietary techniques and processes that have demonstrated effectiveness in overcoming problems associated with stabilizing captive flameless heat generation. CDIs unique success in achieving stabilization in captive combustion for light fuels such as methanol, ethanol and butane was extended to include heavy fuels such as JP-8 and diesel and also to increase the thermal power output to include near kilowatt levels. A complete re-design of the critical subsystem components was required. The results were then utilized to construct a catalytic Flow-Through Water Heater demonstration prototype unit, intended as a portable accessory for the soldier personal hydration pack.
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