Method and apparatus for a fuel-rich catalytic reactor - U.S. Patent 6,394,791

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Smith, Lance; Etemad, Shahrokh; Castaldi, M. J.; Karim, Hasan; Pfefferle, William C.
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The present invention is a method, and an apparatus for practicing the method, that creates a product stream and a heat of reaction from a fuel-rich fuel/air mixture and then contacts the product stream with a sufficient quantity of additional air to completely combust all of the fuel, to which air a portion of the heat of reaction has been transferred.