As a final step of the Catalytic Combustor Development Program, a catalytic combustor developed was tested in a 150-kW gas turbine-generator unit. A digital control system was developed to improve its controllability for a transient operation, and a 200-hr continuous operation test was performed to asses the durability of the catalyst. During the test, an excellent performance of the control system was verified, and a very high combustion efficiency of more than 99% and a ultra-low NOx level of less than 5.6 ppm (at 15% O2) were achieved at a 150-kW generator output. In addition, the combustion efficiency has been maintained at over 98% for 200 hours of operation. However, the catalyst exposed to 200 hours of operation showed signs of deactivation.

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