Curvature in soot nanostructure: Origins and tests

Chung Hsuan Huang, Joseph P. Abrahamson, Randy Lee Vander Wal

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Abstract

The underlying mechanism associated with increased oxygen levels in the yet fuel-rich, soot-forming regions is associated with C5 ring formation, leading to the observed curvature in the lamellae of the soot, using HRTEM. Laboratory studies using a premixed flat flame burner under varied equivalence ratios tested this hypothesis using a surrogate jet fuel for which chemical kinetics can be calculated in addition to the actual (jet) fuels. HRTEM results of sampled soot showed curvature with partial premixing with the FT fuel, and absence of curvature with the aromatic fuel with φ as the operative variable, thereby supporting the hypothesis. Comparative results from partially premixed gas-jet and Bunsen-style flames are reported for comparison.

Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016
Event2016 Spring Technical Meeting of the Eastern States Section of the Combustion Institute, ESSCI 2016 - Princeton, United States
Duration: Mar 13 2016Mar 16 2016

Other

Other2016 Spring Technical Meeting of the Eastern States Section of the Combustion Institute, ESSCI 2016
CountryUnited States
CityPrinceton
Period3/13/163/16/16

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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    Huang, C. H., Abrahamson, J. P., & Vander Wal, R. L. (2016). Curvature in soot nanostructure: Origins and tests. Paper presented at 2016 Spring Technical Meeting of the Eastern States Section of the Combustion Institute, ESSCI 2016, Princeton, United States.