Introduction

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Abstract

The combustion of natural gas in stationary gas turbines contributes more than 20 percent to today’s electricity production (e.g. IEA, 2014, p. 6). Most recent developments in the exploitation of hitherto inaccessible sources of natural gas and the continuously growing demand of primary energy render this significance likely to last for the nearer future. The increasing consumption of fossil fuels, on the other hand, is jointly responsible for society’s emissions of greenhouse gases (CO2) and pollutants, such as unburnt hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide (CO) and nitric oxides (NO x ).

Keywords

Combustion Fatigue Methane Furnace Hydrocarbon 

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© Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Technische Universität BerlinBerlinGermany

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