A study on the effect of experimental setup configuration on soot formation in a laminar premixed ethylene-air flame

Gagan Gothaniya, Seong Young Lee, Arvind Menon, Suresh Iyer, Milton J. Linevsky, Thomas A. Litzinger, Robert J. Santoro

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Abstract

An experimental investigation was conducted to study the effect of various experimental configurations and burner operating conditions on the measured soot volume fraction in laminar premixed ethylene-air flames at equivalence ratios of 2.34 and 2.64. Soot volume fractions were measured using light extinction for all the experimental conditions. The experimental configurations studied included variation of the height above the burner of the stabilization plate, the diameter of the hole in the stabilization plate, use of a plate without a hole and a screen with a 30 mm hole, variation in the cooling water flow to the burner, and variation in the nitrogen shroud flow rate. The observed soot volume fractions show that changes in the height above the burner of the stabilization plate using either the 30 mm or 40 mm diameter hole as well as changes in the cooling water flow rate do not significantly affect the measured soot volume fraction. The change in the shroud nitrogen flow rates influence the observed soot volume fraction at high nitrogen flow rates. Use of a stabilization plate with a 20 mm diameter hole or a stabilization plate with no hole also affected the measured soot volume fraction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication5th US Combustion Meeting 2007
PublisherCombustion Institute
Pages2473-2486
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781604238112
StatePublished - Jan 1 2007
Event5th US Combustion Meeting 2007 - San Diego, United States
Duration: Mar 25 2007Mar 28 2007

Publication series

Name5th US Combustion Meeting 2007
Volume4

Other

Other5th US Combustion Meeting 2007
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego
Period3/25/073/28/07

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Gothaniya, G., Lee, S. Y., Menon, A., Iyer, S., Linevsky, M. J., Litzinger, T. A., & Santoro, R. J. (2007). A study on the effect of experimental setup configuration on soot formation in a laminar premixed ethylene-air flame. In 5th US Combustion Meeting 2007 (pp. 2473-2486). (5th US Combustion Meeting 2007; Vol. 4). Combustion Institute.