Hot Prospect: Simple burner keeps pollution counts down

6:16pm, June 28, 2006

A new type of combustion chamber reduces pollution with less complexity and a safer, more reliable design than other low-emission burners, the device's developers say.

The novel chamber, or combustor, could replace conventional chambers in water heaters, power turbines, and perhaps even jet-aircraft engines, says Ben T. Zinn of the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, who heads the invention team.

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