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The gas microturbines gain significance in various industry sectors. One of their most crucial advantages is the capability of utilizing variety of fuels. At the same time, the emissions regulations become increasingly strict. This is why there is a need to look for a new technological solution to limit the emissions of selected substances, like carbon monoxide (CO) and nitrogen oxides (NOx). The internal recirculation of the flue gases is well known to limit the temperature peak and for the homogenization of the temperature field gradient in different combustion chambers. This paper presents a numerical investigation of a novel internal flue gas recirculation system applied to gas microturbine combustors. The ability to perform an internal exhaust gases recirculation by adding a combustor internal pipe system was verified numerically. This paper exposed the numerical investigation methods and obtained results. The study presents the concept and results performed on three cases of internal exhaust gases recirculation systems applied to a reference combustor. The work permitted to demonstrate numerically that it is possible to perform an autonomous exhaust gases recirculation inside gas microturbine combustor at a maximum global rate of 0.51%, and that the recirculation system has an impact on the combustion processes without specially modifying the combustor work parameters.
 
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