Gas Turbine Efficiency (GTE) is to be granted a US Patent for a ‘system and devices for collecting and treating waste water from engine washing.’
GTE, headquartered in London, is an international manufacturer of advanced systems to clean, monitor and enhance the performance of aviation and industrial turbines.
An application for the patent was filed in June 14, 2004 and concerns GTE’s highly atomised water injection technology for ‘on-wing’ washing of aircraft engines built by all leading turbine manufacturers. These wash systems have been deployed by a wide range of aircraft operators through GTE’s aviation industry partner, Pratt & Whitney, and deliver validated reductions in carbon emissions, fuel costs and engine downtime.
The patent describes and protects the group’s intellectual property concerning the collection and treatment system, which offers environmental features including effluent-free, closed loop washing resulting in the 100 per cent capture of dirty water.
The grant of the patent takes the total number of patents filed or held by GTE to six.
Steven Zwolinski, CEO of GTE, said: ‘We are delighted to be granted this patent for our unique on-wing wash system which provides major environmental and cost benefits to aircraft operators. With a vastly experienced technology team, GTE will continue to deliver value through innovation and environmentally-friendly solutions for aviation, power generation and industrial turbine operators worldwide.’