In essence, the process of catalytic combustion is an oxidation of hydrocarbon fuel that takes place in the presence of heat and a catalyst. There is no flame involved, and with excess air (high lambda value) the chemical reactions are complete leaving no rest products to form polluting emissions. No nitrogen oxides (NOx) are formed due to the relatively low combustion temperature. The result of the reactions are heat, CO₂ and H₂O, as well as excess air.
The old way: Conventional flame combustion
Our way: Catalytic combustion
Our catalytic combustor is based on a non-monolith design, using a grid formed mesh. We can therefore side-step the disadvantages associated with a monolith catalyst design. This allows for quick start-up time and limited need of the actual catalyst. Other advantages with this design are durability and long life, as well as robustness and compact size.
The catalytic combustion process has a high acceptance for different fuels. Our technology works with various liquid fuels like diesel, petrol, HVO, ethanol etc. The system works equally well with gaseous fuels, such as biogas, propane, etc.
Start-up burner for fuel reformer in fuel-cell.