In the present study, a simple perfectly premixed research burner was utilized at temperatures, pressures and residence times representative of an industrial gas turbine cycle to identify the lower limit of NOx and CO emissions, and to establish an emissions benchmark for practical gas turbine combustors. In addition to experimental data, a chemical reactor model has been utilized for the prediction of the NOx and CO, based on detailed chemical reaction mechanisms. Several current kinetics mechanisms were evaluated and subsequently compared to the experimental data. In addition, sensitivity analysis was performed to identify important reactions at the conditions tested, and will be discussed.

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