, Volume 7, Issue 3, pp 223–236 | Cite as

Utilisation of sludge gas for power generation through aero gas turbines

  • B R Pai


Utilisation of sludge gas as a fuel for power generation in gas turbines is discussed. Such a scheme is likely to be very cost effective particularly when the gas turbines are derived from aircraft after their flying life is over. The development and preliminary trials of a demonstration plant in Bangalore, based on a Rolls Royce “Dart” turbo-prop engine were promising and are described here. It is estimated that with the present proposal it may be feasible to meet over 30% of the domestic consumption of electricity under favourable conditions.


Renewable energy sources biogas gas-turbines sludge gas 


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© Indian Academy of Sciences 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • B R Pai
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  1. 1.Propulsion DivisionNational Aeronautical LaboratoryBangaloreIndia

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