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A comparison of experimental results of soot production in laminar premixed flames

Nattan R. Caetano, Diego Soares, Roger P. Nunes, Fernando M. Pereira, Paulo Smith Schneider, Horácio A. Vielmo and Flávio Tadeu van der Laan
From the journal Open Engineering


Soot emission has been the focus of numerous studies due to the numerous applications in industry, as well as the harmful effects caused to the environment. Thus, the purpose of this work is to analyze the soot formation in a flat flame burner using premixed compressed natural gas and air, where these quasi-adiabatic flames have one-dimensional characteristics. The measurements were performed applying the light extinction technique. The air/fuel equivalence ratiowas varied to assess the soot volume fractions for different flame configurations. Soot production along the flamewas also analyzed by measurements at different heights in relation to the burner surface. Results indicate that soot volume fraction increases with the equivalence ratio. The higher regions of the flamewere analyzed in order to map the soot distribution on these flames. The results are incorporated into the experimental database for measurement techniques calibration and for computational models validation of soot formation in methane premixed laminar flames, where the equivalence ratio ranging from 1.5 up to 8.


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Received: 2014-9-5
Accepted: 2015-1-20
Published Online: 2015-5-28

©2015 N.R. Caetano et al.

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