Patent Number: 7,086,235

Title: Cascade ignition of catalytic combustors

Abstract: The present embodiment relates to a catalytic combustor for reducing the pollutant emissions of combustion. The catalytic combustor described herein employs a novel heat exchange system for rapidly and economically bringing the combustor to a temperature wherein catalytic combustion may occur with minimal production of toxic products.

Inventors: Von Arx; Alan V. (Northridge, CA), Horn; Mark D. (Granada Hills, CA)

Assignee: United Technologies Corporation

International Classification: F02C 7/22 (20060101); F02C 7/26 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/08/02018