Patent Number: 6,293,086

Title: Power generation equipment

Abstract: Power generation equipment (10) comprises a compressor (11,12) into which finely dispersed water is directed. Air compressed by the compressor (11,12) is directed into combustion equipment (13) where it is mixed with steam and fuel before combustion takes place. The resultant combustion products pass through two turbines (14,15), the second of which (15) is a power turbine. The exhaust efflux from the power turbine (15) is then cooled to such an extent that its pressure falls to below atmospheric pressure. The carbon dioxide is removed from the efflux by means of a sequestration membrane (33) before the pressure of the efflux is raised to above atmospheric pressure by a further compressor (16) driven by the power turbine (15). The equipment (10) is very efficient and produces low levels of pollution.

Inventors: Reynolds; Graham A (Coventry, GB)

Assignee: Rolls-Royce plc

International Classification: B01D 53/04 (20060101); F02C 6/00 (20060101); F02C 7/143 (20060101); F02C 3/30 (20060101); F02C 6/18 (20060101); F02C 3/20 (20060101); F02C 7/12 (20060101); F23J 15/00 (20060101); F02C 001/06 (); F02C 007/08 ()

Expiration Date: 09/25/2018