ASME Turbo Expo 2023: Disruptive AM Geometries for Hydrogen Combustion

Nina Paulitsch and Fabrice Giuliani represent CBOne at the ASME Turbo Expo Conference in Boston, June 26-30, 2023.




This year, our contribution focus on new shapes for better burners, very promising for hydrogen applications. 


This is an opportunity for us to unveil two advanced burner geometries for high-performance hydrogen combustion. What the two studies have in common is a mathematical approach to the geometries to be optimised, the use of CFD to control the desired reactive flow in detail, the production of the burners using additive technologies and the validation tests on these burners. As things stand, we have already been able to prove that the NOX performance of the BLUETIFUEL technology is excellent. As for the MOeBIUS technology, tests are under way and everything is going very well.

To be more precise:

  • Nina Paulitsch will present the results of the energy research project on the pulsating combustion of non-carbon fuels, a study carried out as part of the BLUETIFUEL project. A highlight of this study is the neatly profiled fast-premixer for air and H2.
    • Session 03-01 - Hydrogen Combustion on Monday, June 26 at 8:30 AM
    • Paper GT2023-102987 - Progress on the Complete and Low-Nox Combustion of Eco-Fuels Using a Thermo-Acoustically-Driven, Hydrogen-Powered Pilot Stage 
  • Fabrice Giuliani will be presenting the principle of sequential recursive combustion applied to discrete burners. This low NOx-technology, the result of the MOeBIUS pilot research programme, is being used in a new project called CRYSTAIR for hydrogen applications.
    • Session 4-26: Novel combustors II, Thursday June 29, 11h30.
    • Paper GT2023-102889 - Recursive Sequential Combustion Using Multiple Discrete Sectors 

The projects BLUETIFUEL (FFG / Energy Research VI / Contract 881129), MOeBIUS (FFG / Take-Off 2019 / Contract 881041) and crystAIr (FFG / Take-Off 2021 / Contract 894105) are supported financially by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) and by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Climate Protection, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology (BMK), which are gratefully acknowledged.